A Bloomington woman who's accused of choking her mother-in-law to death has pleaded guilty to hiding the body. Misook Nowlin has entered the plea as jury selection began on the first-degree murder charge. That trial is moving forward, and Nowlin has pleaded not guilty. Nowlin is accused of killing her 70-year-old mother-in-law, Wenlan Linda Tyda of Crest Hill, in September 2011. She is claiming self-defense. McLean County prosecutors say Nowlin lured her mother-in-law to central Illinois by making her think a job was available translating Chinese. Nowlin has admitted directing police to a DuPage Forest preserve where the victim was buried. Judge Robert Freitag told Nowlin she faces two to five years when she is sentenced on the homicide concealment charge.
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