A judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 32 years in prison in the fatal beating of a high school honors student that was caught on video.Circuit Court Judge Nicholas Ford sentenced 20-year-old Silvonus Shannon today for his role in the September 2009 beating death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert.
A judge in Chicago has handed down a 26-year sentence for a teen who pleaded guilty to participating in the beating death of a high school honor student that was caught on video.Seventeen-year-old Eric Carson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2009 death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert.The C
No one can have been surprised by the verdict in the Silvanus Shannon case, not after a jury last month returned the exact same result for another defendant, an unnamed minor, in less than half an hour of deliberations: guilty of the first degree murder of Derrion Albert.This time it took 3 and a ha
A Chicago jury has convicted a 15-year-old boy of first-degree murder in the beating death of a high school honor student that was captured on video and seen around the world. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about half an hour Wednesday.
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Room 702 at the courthouse at 26th and California has a panoramic view of Cook County jail facilities: block brick buildings, guard posts, barbed wire in circles. On the wet, grey morning of September 16, lawyers mill about casually, occasionally joking, flipping through papers.