Youth violence

Chicago Police investigate the scene where an officer was shot by a suspected bank robber in the 4300 block of West Irving Park Road, Tuesday night, Nov. 19, 2019. A 15-year-old boy was also wounded in the shooting, while the suspect was shot and killed. (Sam Charles/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 6:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago high school student who was wounded during a gun fight between a bank robbery suspect and investigators was likely shot by a suburban police officer, Chicago police said Wednesday. Two men robbed a bank in Des Plaines late Tuesday afternoon. A Des Plaines...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Nehemiah Griego appears during his sentencing hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. A man who shot and killed his parents and three young siblings as a juvenile in New Mexico has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Judge Alisa Hart issued 22-year-old Nehemiah Griego's long-awaited sentence Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, saying he could become eligible for parole after 30 years. Griego was 15 when authorities say he plotted the killings at his family's Albuquerque-area home. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
November 01, 2019 - 8:18 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting his parents and three siblings in New Mexico as a 15-year-old was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in a case that has tested the limits of mental treatment for juvenile offenders. Judge Alisa Hart...
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Defendant Micheail Ward listens during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Prosecutors played a videotape for jurors Tuesday, of an interrogation of a man who ultimately confessed to pulling the trigger in the fatal 2013 shooting of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton. On the video, Ward can be heard telling police how he fired into a park, aiming for who he believed were rival gang members. Ward is charged with first-degree murder, as is the alleged getaway driver, Kenneth Williams. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 23, 2018 - 6:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the killing of a Chicago teenager days after she participated in then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A jury has found a suspected gang member guilty of murder in the death of a 15-year-old honor student who had...
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From left, attorney Matt McQuaid, defendant Kenneth Williams, attorney Julie Koehler, attorney Gina Piemonte, defendant Micheail Ward, and attorney Scott Kozicki, stand at the start of the the Hadiya Pendleton murder trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Williams and Ward are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate...
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In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 photo, a sign displays the name of University of Chicago-Crime Lab in Chicago. An unusual partnership involving the five major pro sports teams in Chicago is helping fight youth violence in the city. The Chicago Sports Alliance was unveiled in December. The teams announced a total of $1 million in one-time grants to programs and groups addressing violence, including the crime lab. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 24, 2018 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Mashaun Alston's office has a corkboard with pictures of some of the kids he has helped over the years. A basketball player in his uniform. A row of smiling teenagers. On one side of the room there is a framed quote that reads, "All those who achieve great things are great dreamers...
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In this May 5, 2014 photo, the casket of Endia Martin is carried by pallbearers following funeral services for 14-year-old at St. Andrew Temple Baptist Church in Chicago. Martin was killed by another 14-year-old in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy. Sentencing is scheduled on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in juvenile court for the teen who pleaded guilty in the death of Martin in January. Under the law she faces a mandatory sentence of five years in custody, or until the age of 21. The teen, who is now 18, can be paroled when she turns 19 next month. (Jessica Koscielniak/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 12:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 2, 2009 file photo Miguel Roman, left, arrives at Superior Court in Hartford, Conn., with members of his family. Murder charges against Roman, who served 20 years in prison, were dropped in 2008 after DNA evidence showed that he could not have been the killer of his pregnant girl friend, 17-year-old Carmen Lopez in 1988. The mysterious disappearance of a 30-year-old insurance policy for the city of Hartford is holding up a seven-year-old lawsuit filed by Roman wrongly imprisoned for Lopez's murder. Roman is suing the city for malicious prosecution and violating his civil rights. (AP Photo/Bob Child)
February 03, 2018 - 8:38 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford officials say they cannot find a 30-year-old insurance policy that would play a key role in any damages or settlement the city would have to pay in a lawsuit filed by a man who was wrongly imprisoned for murder for two decades. That prompted a federal magistrate...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 26, 2014 file photo, the sun shines through concertina wire on a fence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. Nearly two years after the January 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that prison inmates who killed as teenagers are capable of change and may deserve eventual freedom, the question remains unresolved: Which ones should get a second chance? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 31, 2017 - 5:55 pm
Nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prison inmates who killed as teenagers are capable of change and may deserve eventual freedom, the question remains unresolved: Which ones should get a second chance? Now the ruling — which came in the case of a 71-year-old Louisiana inmate...
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This combination of 2001 and 2017 photos provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows inmate Kevin Boyd. In Oakland County, north of Detroit, Boyd is among 44 of 49 juvenile lifers whom prosecutors are seeking to keep locked up. Their cases won’t be heard until the Michigan Supreme Court rules next year whether judges or juries will make the decisions. (MDOC via AP)
December 31, 2017 - 3:07 pm
Kevin Boyd was in his mid-20s when he first grasped what it meant to be serving life without parole. It happened when a couple of longtime inmates who'd mentored him died of old age in prison and he watched them carted off on gurneys. He couldn't help but think about his own future. "It really...
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A memorial for Abdel Bashiti, 12, stands outside his father's beauty store on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Two teenagers were arrested this week for shooting and killing Bashiti and wounding several others last Friday. Bashiti was helping his father during a Black Friday sale when he was caught in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
November 28, 2017 - 7:14 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old and wounded five other boys, a crime that has put a spotlight on a surge of youth violence in Cleveland. U.S. Marshals and police arrested a 15-year-old suspect Tuesday morning at his mother's house while...
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