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Gang ‘Wannabe’ Gets 75 years For 10-Year-Old’s Murder

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Raymond Jones, 22, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for the murder of a 10-year-old girl. Prosecutors said the gangster "wannabe" stored the .380 semiautomatic used in the murder. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Raymond Jones, 22, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for the murder of a 10-year-old girl. Prosecutors said the gangster “wannabe” stored the .380 semiautomatic used in the murder. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A South Side man was sentenced to 75 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of a 10-year-old girl caught in gang crossfire.

Raymond Jones, 22, was described by Cook County prosecutors as the gangbanger “wannabe” who stored the .380 semiautomatic used in the 2008 Labor Day crime, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Killed in the fatal shooting was Nequiel “Nee-Nee” Fowler.

Nequiel was walking with her younger blind sister when she was hit once in the chest from a gunshot fired from an alley in the 8700 blocks of South Exchange and South Escanaba avenues.

Jones’ co-defendant Antoine Lacy, the Latin Dragon who ordered the shooting, was sentenced to 60 years in prison last week for Nequiel’s death.

Joseph Chico, the getaway driver, also faced murder charges but cut a deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against the others in exchange for a 14-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit murder.

Luis Pena, the Latin Dragon who prosecutors said pulled the trigger, hoping to fire at rival Latin Kings, is awaiting sentencing.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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