Men Sentenced to 50 Years For Killing 13-Year-Old Boy

Monday, Mar 10, 2014  |  Updated 4:01 PM CDT
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Boy Shot, Killed on Basketball Court Laid to Rest

Aramis Beachem and Jamal Streeter could have faced up to 60 years in prison.

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Two men were sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of a 13-year-old boy on a crowded South Side basketball court in 2011.

Jamal Streeter, 21, and Aramis Beachem, 24, were convicted in January on first-degree murder charges for the shooting death of Darius Brown at Metcalfe Park.

Brown was the unintended target of gunfire from a passing car. He was struck in the back.

Police say the two men were members of the Gangster Disciples, and fired at least nine shots from the passenger side of a car with the intention of shooting rivals of the same gang, but from a different faction.

A third defendant, Vito Richmond, is awaiting trial.

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