Life Sentence Affirmed For Man Convicted Of Hinsdale Murder

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

WHEATON, IL — An Illinois court has reaffirmed the life sentence of a man convicted in the brutal murder of a Hinsdale woman in 2017.

According to prosecutors, on May 4, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Hinsdale police responded to a 911 call regarding an unresponsive woman located in a residence in the 700 block of Town Place.  When officers arrived on scene they discovered Andrea Urban, 51, lying on the kitchen floor with knife wounds to her head and neck.  Medical personnel confirmed that Ms. Urban had dead on scene.

After an investigation, police found that on May 4, 2017, Dominic Sanders illegally entered Urban’s house which led to a physical altercation with Urban.  Sanders then brutally beat and slashed at Urban with knife cutting her throat.  Sanders then stole two rings from the home and fled the scene.  Police later arrested Sanders on May 25, 2017.  On January 24, 2020, Sanders was found guilty of first-degree murder, home invasion, and residential burglary.

Sanders later petitioned the appellate court to reduce his sentence. Sanders claimed the trial court did not “adequately consider his rehabilitative potential when imposing his sentences.”

Justice Hutchinson affirmed the life sentence of the Court with Justice McLaren and Justice Hudson concurring.