Adara Bunn Obituary, Death – According to a press statement issued by the Iroquois County State’s Attorney’s Office on Monday, Arthur Jensen, a resident of Sheldon, was given a sentence of 50 years in prison for the murder of Adara J. Bunn, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident in 2019. In addition to being a student at Milford High School, Bunn and her family made their home in Sheldon. Jensen is required to serve out the entirety of his sentence. According to the release, he was given credit for the total of 1,380 days that he had spent behind up in the Iroquois County Jail.
On August 5, 2019, Jensen, who was 53 years old at the time, was charged of killing Bunn in his house. In March, a jury in Iroquois County found Jensen guilty on both charges of first-degree murder he was charged with. Iroquois County sheriff’s deputies were sent to Jensen’s residence at 4:13 p.m. on August 5, 2019, after a 911 caller reported hearing screaming coming from inside the house. The caller stated that the screaming was coming from Jensen’s residence. Michael Sabol, the circuit judge, was given Quinlan’s recommendation of a sentence of fifty years in prison. According to the release, Cagle suggested a sentence of thirty years in jail for the defendant.
When authorities arrived, Jensen was reportedly standing in front of his home at 315 West Main Street when they found him. According to the records that were filed by the police, Jensen is reported to have informed the officers, “There’s a girl inside, and I strangled her.” Bunn’s death was ruled a homicide by autopsy, and the cause of death was judged to be strangling. Michael Quinlan and Jennifer Mansberger, both Assistant State’s Attorneys, acted as the state’s legal representatives in this case. According to the announcement, Lance Cagle and Samantha Dodds served as Jensen’s legal representatives.