WBEZ | beating death http://www.wbez.org/tags/beating-death Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Man sentenced to 32 years for beating caught on video http://www.wbez.org/story/beating-death/man-sentenced-32-years-beating-caught-video-84208 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-24/AP090928081554.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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.</p><p>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. Shannon asked Derrion's family to forgive him. But the boy's mother, Anjanette Albert, said there was no way she could forgive Shannon. The judge said he gave Shannon a longer sentence because Albert was defenseless on the ground when Shannon struck him.</p><p>Shannon was convicted in January.</p><p>Two teens have also been convicted in Albert's death and two others still face charges in the attack, which drew widespread condemnation when the video of the street brawl was posted online.<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/beating-death/man-sentenced-32-years-beating-caught-video-84208 Teen gets 26 years in beating case http://www.wbez.org/story/beating-death/teen-gets-26-years-beating-case <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//shackles_getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>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.</p><p>Seventeen-year-old Eric Carson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2009 death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert.</p><p>The Chicago Tribune reports that Carson wept in court Friday as he said goodbye to his family. The sentence was part of an agreement with prosecutors.</p><p>Carson was 16 at the time of the attack. He was seen on the video hitting Albert on the back of the head with a large board. Albert was then beaten and stomped by several other teens.</p><p>Two other defendants have been convicted in Albert's death, and two others await trial.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/beating-death/teen-gets-26-years-beating-case