CHICAGO – A Chicago man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 7-year-old girl who was shot outside her home.
Jerrell Dorsey was convicted Thursday by a Cook County jury. The 33-year-old Dorsey was one of two gunmen who opened fire on rival gang members on a West Side street in June 2012, striking Heaven Sutton. The girl was shot near a homemade snack stand where she would sell candy.
The man believed to have been the second gunman hasn't been charged in the shooting. He is awaiting trial for an unrelated attempted murder charge.
Prosecutors say the gunmen had targeted two brothers and shot one in the leg. One brother identified Dorsey as the shooter in grand jury testimony, but recanted on the witness stand this week.
Defense attorney Michael Walsh argued there was no physical evidence tying Dorsey to the crime.