Woman Gets 22 Years for Shop Owner's Murder

Michael Norton, owner of Norton's Sweet Shop, was gunned down last year

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010  |  Updated 5:00 PM CDT
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The second of three people charged in the May 2009 shooting death of a convenience store owner was sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday.

Beatrice Rosado, 25, pleaded guilty to taking part in the death of 55-year-old Michael Norton, of Glen Ellyn.  Norton owned Norton's Sweet Shop, located at 4759 W. North Ave.

Police said Rosado drove the getaway car after Elvin Payton and Kerry Masterson killed Norton and made off with two bags of items from the store.  

Payton pleaded guilty to the crime late last year and was sentenced to 47 years in prison.

Rosado, a mother of four, had been living with Payton -- the father of one of her children -- in Garfield Park, prosecutors said.

Masterson, now 24 years old, is believed to have fired the shot that killed Norton.  She still faces trial in the case and is due back in court January 13.

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