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Fort Plain woman convicted in biker’s death loses appeal

Mug shot of Sybil Monk, suspect in Sunday MVA
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Mug shot of Sybil Monk, suspect in Sunday MVA
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A Fort Plain mother of three lost an appeal Thursday and will finish out her six-to-18-year prison term for crashing into two motorcyclists, killing one of them. On July 25, 2010, Sybil Monk was driving westbound along Route 5 in Palatine when she veered into the opposing lane and plowed head-on into two motorcyclists, injuring 48-year-old Douglas Estelle and killing 66-year-old Bruce Gilmore. An investigation at the time revealed that Monk was driving under the ...

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