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Robert English Gets 23 Year Sentence For Robbing Lottery Winner

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — A 35-year-old suburban Chicago man who targeted and shot an Illinois Lottery winner has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Robert English pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder and home invasion in the September 2009 robbery at a Rolling Meadows home.

The victim was shot four times, including twice in the chest, and survived.

English is one of two men charged in the robbery. His co-defendant, 49-year-old Carmine Palella, is set to stand trial Monday.

The victim says he's known Palella's family for decades and now has trouble trusting people.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that English told police that he and Palella targeted the man's home because they thought he'd have money.