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Tyshawn Lee's Father Found Guilty of Weapons Charges

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    Second Guilty Verdict in 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee's Murder

     A second guilty verdict was handed down on Friday in the 2015 killing of a 9-year-old in Chicago. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 4, 2019)

    The father of a 9-year-old murder victim has been convicted of gun charges less than a week after two Chicago men were convicted in his son's death.

    A Cook County judge on Wednesday found Tyshawn Lee's father, Pierre Stokes, guilty of gun possession and aggravated battery. The charges stemmed from a 2014 argument in which witnesses said Stokes flashed a gun at a woman. At the time, the 29-year-old Stokes was barred from owning a firearm because of a robbery conviction.

    Dwright Boone-Doty shot Tyshawn in 2015 to avenge the murder of friend Corey Morgan's brother and the wounding of Morgan's mother. Boone-Doty and Morgan were convicted of Tyshawn's murder.

    Stokes is awaiting trial on attempted murder charges stemming from a 2017 shooting that injured three. Prosecutors say the shooting was in retaliation for Tyshawn's murder.

    Jury Reads Verdict for Man Accused of Planning Tyshawn Lee's Murder

    [CHI] Jury Reads Verdict for Man Accused of Planning Tyshawn Lee's Murder

    Watch as the jury announced its verdict for Corey Morgan, the man accused of planning the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. 

    (Published Friday, Oct. 4, 2019)

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