Since: May 11

Cairo, Illinois

#1 Aug 18, 2012
I didn't know about the murder near Brookport until yesterday. It happened over 2 years ago, I think, but the last young man, from Cairo, was sentenced yesterday.

Every news story I've found gives little information. Weren't reporters in the courtroom to cover this? All the articles I found say there was one shooter (he got 40 years), but the other two received 21 years each. If there was only one shooter, why did the other two plead guilty to murder?(There was a robbery involved, as well.)

Does anyone have a link(s) to an in-depth article about the trials?

Ballwin, MO

#2 Aug 27, 2012
Know not really! But the two brother should not have plead guilty!

Since: May 11

Cairo, Illinois

#3 Aug 27, 2012
I thought maybe there was a new law in Illinois that sentenced everyone involved... like if you are in a car & someone does a driveby shooting... everyone gets sentenced for the shooting. That's what California was doing for a while.

But then I read about a murder in Quincy(?), IL (a few days ago) and it didn't work that way. There were 2-3 involved, all were sentenced but only ONE was sentenced for murder.

I don't understand why no reporters were in the courtroom for the case with the Cairo men. It was a murder trial for goodness sakes.

Maybe the sentencing is absolutely correct, but the brothers need to have the Appellate Defenders Office look into it & quickly (they only have X # of days to withdraw their guilty pleas).

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