Chicago, Illinois– The mother of Derrion Albert stood in a cramped courtroom Tuesday and told the boy about to be sentenced in her son’s infamous beating murder that an apology wasn’t necessary. Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Colleen Sheehan sentenced the boy to a detention center until he turns 21, the maximum possible in Juvenile […]

CHICAGO — Again and again defense attorneys and prosecutors played the same graphic video of 16-year-old Derrion Albert being beaten to death — grainy, shaky and just a few minutes long. The two sides disagreed about whether it showed that Silvonus Shannon had kicked the Chicago high school honors student in the head. But it […]

Chicago — Four young men will go on trial beginning next month over the 2009 videotaped beating death of a Chicago high school student that was viewed globally and led to promised reforms from official Washington.