Tuesday, December 30, 2014

80 Year Prison Sentence For 2009 Gang Related Murder

A Chicago man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for shooting a rival 13 times in a gang related attack.

Martell Hill, 31, was previously convicted by a jury for the 2009 murder of Jamar Taylor, 26. The unarmed victim was sitting in his car when Hill approached and opened fire.

According to prosecutors, during the afternoon hours of October 25, 2009, the victim was in his vehicle at 3938 W. Grenshaw St. on the city’s West Side when Hill approached the driver’s side and abruptly fired 13 shots into the car. Taylor was hit eight times in the head and four times in the chest, killing him instantly.  After assassinating the victim in broad daylight and in front of a crowd of people, Hill casually walked away from the scene.

Nearly one year after the murder, several witnesses came forward and identified Hill as the shooter; he was subsequently arrested and charged with the brazen attack.

Cook County Judge Angela Petrone sentenced Hill to the 80 year prison term during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago.

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