Man guilty in 2008 murder, shooting of security guards at Chivo’s Bar
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Martavion Sanders, 25, has been found guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon/firearm for the shooting death of Tyrone Thompson and seriously injuring Ronald Fair.
The verdict was rendered after a jury trial in front of the Judge John Truitt.
Nov. 22, 2008, Sanders was a patron at Chivo’s Bar on Broadway. When he was caught smoking in the building, he was escorted out of the establishment by bar security guards Thompson and Fair. The defendant became upset and returned to the bar with a weapon and shot both security guards.
Thompson died as a result of a gunshot wound to his neck. Fair was also shot, although he has recovered from his wounds.
First-degree murder with a firearm is a class M felony with a sentencing range of 20 to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Since the murder was committed with a firearm, there is a mandatory addition of 25 years to natural life (the minimum sentence the defendant will receive is 45 years).
Aggravated battery with a firearm is a class X with a sentencing range of six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Aggravated discharge of a firearm is a class 1 felony with a sentencing range of four to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon/firearm is a class 2 felony with a sentencing range of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., June 5, in courtroom 314 with Truitt.
Posted April 30, 2012
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