Suspect in 2015 Killing of Tyshawn Lee Enters Guilty Plea - NBC Chicago

Suspect in 2015 Killing of Tyshawn Lee Enters Guilty Plea

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    Suspect in 2015 Killing of Tyshawn Lee Enters Guilty Plea
    Chicago Police Department

    A man accused of driving a getaway car in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to luring the victim into a Chicago alley with a promise of a juice box before he was killed.

    Cook County prosecutors say Kevin Edwards on Tuesday entered the guilty plea in the death of Tyshawn Lee in exchange for a 25-year sentence.

    Assistant State's Attorney Thomas Darman said Edwards, Corey Morgan and Dwright Boone-Doty targeted Tyshawn because his father was a member of a rival gang suspected of shooting Morgan's brother. Once the victim entered the alley, prosecutors said Boone-Doty shot Tyshawn several times in the head.

    Edwards declined to speak on his own behalf before Wilson imposed the sentence.

    Slain 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee's Father Denied Bail

    [CHI] Slain 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee's Father Denied Bail
    The father of Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was shot and killed in November, has been denied bail after being charged with shooting three people. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.
    (Published Monday, March 14, 2016)

    Jury selection for the trial of Boone-Doty and Morgan is scheduled for next week.

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