Woman gets 7 years for fatally stabbing mother’s boyfriend in Rogers Park during 2013 argument

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Dezerai Gardner | Illinois Dept. of Correections

Dezerai Gardner | Illinois Dept. of Correections

A North Side woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing her mother’s boyfriend, Anthony Price, to death in the Rogers Park neighborhood in 2013.

Dezerai Gardner, now 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on May 24 before Judge Thomas Byrne, according to Cook County court records.

About 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2013, Gardner stabbed the 35-year-old Price in the chest during a domestic argument in the 7300 block of North Seeley Avenue, authorities said at the time.

Anthony Price | photo provided

Anthony Price | photo provided

Price, a Dolton resident, was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at 3:10 p.m. that day, authorities said.

According to Price’s mother, the stabbing happened during an altercation between her son and Gardner’s mother. A police source confirmed that Gardner was the daughter of Price’s girlfriend.

Byrne sentenced Gardner to seven years in prison on May 24, according to court records.

She was booked into the Logan Correctional Center to begin serving her sentence Wednesday, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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