Two Men Sentenced For Fatal Shooting Of 9-Year-Old
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(STMW) — Two men convicted in a deadly drive-by shooting that claimed the life of 9-year-old Chastity Turner were each sentenced to 100 years in prison Wednesday, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Ronald Henderson, 33; and his cohort Kevin Stanley, 31, acted with total disregard for a child when they opened fire, Cook County Judge William Lacy said.
“You put a new face on cowardice and murder,” the judge told the pair.
The men were aiming for Chastity’s alleged drug-dealing father when they fired and shot the girl, who was washing her dogs before on June 24, 2009.
Chastity was a casualty of the drug turf war her Gangster Disciple father, Andre, was embroiled in, Cook County prosecutors said earlier in closing arguments.
Stanley and Henderson knew Chastity was situated near their targets in the 7400 block of South Stewart, but they “didn’t care,” Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Lattanzio said at the men’s trials.
Defense attorneys Lawrence Beaumont and Mark Kusatzky tried to discredit Andre Turner’s testimony, but jurors apparently agreed with the prosecution’s account of how Henderson and Stanley killed Chastity, and left her father and two others injured in the spray of gunfire.
A third man, Davionne Whitefield, 22, is awaiting trial.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)