Teen Guilty in Beating Death of Derrion Albert

December 9, 2010  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — Moments after hearing the verdict pronouncing him guilty in a murder that shocked the nation, the 15-year-old boy slumped in his seat, slamming the back of the chair against a wall. His aunt let out a high-pitched wail as she hurried from the courtroom.  “O Lord, Lord, Lord, no, no,” she cried before collapsing in the hallway.  The boy was the first to be convicted for the brutal beating death of Derrion Albert, 16, a Fenger High School honors student whose murder in September 2009 was captured on a videotape that went viral and came to symbolize youth violence in Chicago.

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