CHICAGO – A jury has convicted a 15-year-old boy of first-degree murder in the 2009 beating death of a Chicago high school honor student that was captured on video and seen around the world. As the verdict was read on Wednesday, family members ran out of the courtroom. The teen fell back in his chair and shook his head.
The teen, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, was one of five people charged in the death of 16-year-old Fenger High School student Derrion Albert during a mob brawl.
Jurors deliberated for about half an hour. The sentencing date is Jan. 18.
The teen's attorney said the boy hit Albert but that it didn't cause his death.
A pathologist said the single punch contributed to Albert's death.