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
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.
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.