Patrick Ford, 25, of 1043 W. Grace St. [MAP/SAT], was charged with killing Dana Mangi by stabbing and strangulation at his Wrigleyville apartment in August 2007. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison, after pleading guilty but mentally ill to murder charges in the death of Class of 2000 Prospect High School graduate Dana Mangi, 25, of Arlington Heights. She was also a 2004 graduate of Loyola University.
Chicago police officers testified that Ford called them to the scene of the killing at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, and was reported to have had cut wounds himself when police arrived. Cook County Judge Charles Burns presided at the courthouse at 26th and California in Chicago, while several psychiatrists testified both for the prosecution and the defense concerning Patrick Ford’s personality and drug issues.
The motive and the nature of Ford’s relationship with Dana Mangi is unknown.