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Woman who used N-word acquitted of hate crime but gets 90 days in jail

A south suburban woman whose racially charged rant at a black couple last fall earned her viral infamy and hate crime charges, will spend at least a few weeks in jail.

Jessica Sanders, of Alsip, was eventually acquitted of two felony hate crime counts and an aggravated battery charge, but was convicted of a misdemeanor of battery.

Sanders was sentenced by Cook County Judge James Linn this week to one year probation, with the first 90 days spent behind bars.

Sanders, 27, was taken into custody after a hearing Tuesday, and with credit for time served after her arrest last year.

Sanders should serve only half the 90-day sentence, her attorney Josh Kutnick said on Thursday.

Source: Chicago Sun Times