Watch Jason Van Dyke's Sentencing Hearing Live From the Courtroom - NBC Chicago

High-profile trial for Chicago officer who shot Laquan McDonald

Watch Jason Van Dyke's Sentencing Hearing Live From the Courtroom

Van Dyke faces anywhere from probation to more than 96 years in prison as both sides handed their positions to the judge this week

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NOTE: NBC Chicago will offer a live stream with complete coverage beginning at 9 a.m. CT Friday right here. 

Jason Van Dyke's trial captivated many across the country as a jury convicted the former Chicago police officer of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the shooting death of black teen Laquan McDonald. 

Now, many will anxiously watch as a judge decides how many years the ex-officer will spend in prison. 

Van Dyke faces anywhere from probation to more than 96 years in prison as both sides handed their positions to the judge this week.

Van Dyke is set to be sentenced by Judge Vincent Gaughan Friday following a years-long saga in the case.

Van Dyke was convicted on Oct. 5 of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in the fatal shooting of McDonald. The long-awaited verdict came almost exactly four years after Van Dyke shot 17-year-old McDonald 16 times on the city's Southwest Side. 

Dashcam video showing the shooting shook the city and the nation, sparking massive protests and calls for justice. 

Van Dyke's attorneys have maintained the Chicago officer was wrongly charged, saying he was acting within the law when he shot the teen, who at the time was an armed felon fleeing a crime scene.

A live feed from the courtroom for Van Dyke's sentencing will be available at the top of this article both online and in our app. Court is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

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