2nd Man Convicted In Videotaped Murder of Chicago Teen

- By Bossip Staff

Eyewitness testimony, a grainy video and comments like, “The tape didn’t show me land on his head” were all it took for a jury to convict a 2nd Chicago man in the brutal murder of teen honor student, Derrion Albert.

Chicago —
— A Cook County jury Tuesday night convicted a man in the 2009 videotaped slaying of a high school honor student whose death sparked a national debate on youth violence.

The jury of nine men and three women deliberated about 3 1/2 hours before finding Silvonus Shannon, 20, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Derrion Albert, 16.

The verdict, announced about 9:30 p.m., marked the second conviction in the high-profile case. Last month a 15-year-old boy was found delinquent in juvenile court. Three other defendants, all charged as adults, are awaiting trial.

Shannon cried softly at word of the verdict. His mother, Tamaray, began to weep as deputies led her son away. He faces 20 to 60 years in prison.

Albert’s mother, Anjanette, bowed her head slightly when the verdict was read.

Shannon testified that Albert threw the first punch in the September 2009 melee. He denied jumping on Albert’s head but apologized for his role in the fracas.

The trial centered on the grainy, shaky videotape in which prosecutors said Shannon could be seen kicking toward Albert’s head twice while he lay defenseless on the street. In the video’s last seconds, Shannon leaped into the air. Prosecutors say he stomped on Albert’s head with both feet.

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  • I Am Legend (Allergic To Darkies)

    Damn thats F’d up way to go getting stopmped to death

  • Leelee

    Be gone animal…hope they lock you up for life…heartless and dumb. You’re 20 yrs old and still in high school…says a lot about this fool.

  • nymphis

    This could have been prevented
    As soon as the mother said she was naming the kid SILVONUS the state should have deemed her a unfit mother.I mean seriously!!!

    • S.a.s.s.y24

      I agree

    • thatguy

      AGREE! Black people, stop inventing names. you’re not good at it.

    • Johnny'sgirl

      LOL

    • GUCCIGREEN

      SHUT YALL WHACK AZZEZ UP..WE HAVE A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS BEEN MURDERED AND ONE SENT TO PRISON BASICALLY THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND ALL YALL ARE DOING IS COMMENTING ABOUT A NAME!? FCK IS GOIN ON! THATS WHATS REALLY WRONG WITH BLACK PPL ..YOU CANT STAY FOCUS ON WHATS AT HAND ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT THE NEXT MAN. THATS WHY WE HAVE SO MUCH HATE AND KILLING EACH OTHER SO FAST.

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    hard to feel sorry for this younger generation. yt man don’t have to worry about setting you up, you do fine all by yourselves…

    • tanisha

      cosign. i hate to here people complain. you know right from wrong you know what you need to do

  • DAMN DAMN DAMN

    DUECES….hope they get in that *ss in Jail worthless prick!!!

  • nymphis

    @peppa

    Bing! That’s the truth. A quick dumb decision ends your life.some ni&&@s can’t get out their own way

  • SoChi

    one bad decision can ruin your whole life.. and thats just the way it is

  • HOT G.R.I.T.S

    R.I.P BOO

  • ten

    i cant b lev its bn 2 yrs alrdy. i live n chicago city southside(englewood) i rem whn then took place. i shook my head n prayed. knowin dis yung mand father n relatives i cnt imagine how dey feel. living n dis ish day 2 day is a mess. i jus pray n gone on about my biz. im glad he got wat he got. like sum1 stated he cud hav left da scene b4 it hppn. in chicago dese yung fools always tryna b hard. smh

  • PhillyMeanGirl

    Sad day for BOTH families. I don’t think the guy meant to kill, it was a free-for-all fight. Silly comments saying what should happen to this young man in jail. Learn to spell before u wish harm on anyone. Ignorant fools.

    • thatguy

      are you THAT stupid?

  • Peppa

    @PhillyMeanGirl, I promise you that you would be singing a different tune, if it were your brother who was murdered. People like you are always so quick to say what you don’t think somene meant. It’s not what he meant to do, it is what he did. Are you trying to say it was an accident. I wish something for his family, and that is that they learn how not to have children before they are prepared to spend time raising them correctly. We always give sympathy to the family of a murdere when he goes to jail. But where was his family, when he was terrorizing the neighborhood?

    • ten

      u r sooo rite

  • crystal

    god is good theygotwhatcome jailtimerip

  • 1luv

    My whole family including myself went to Fenger. Yall clearly don’t understand what it’s like at a school like that. I talked to almost everybody out there from that day. God rest Derrion’s soul but he started some shhh earlier that day. That boy telling on trial the truth. the kids out there challenged me to find a report card where Derrion made staright A’s. He was a thug to, they said that to gain sympothy for him, while creating detain for the boys on trial. In the hood you’re scared to turn an walk away in the middle of chaos. The kids dealing with life and death situations. He didn’t think that boy was gone die. Every body fights like that out here. These kids can’t depend on their parents now days if they have some. I tell my son constantly if 30 dudes chasing you pick up something if you can’t get no help. But come home don’t let nobody kill you. But if he do pick up something and this happen then what. No body will care he was scared.Our kids don’t have a chance out here and I see yall don’t care. But judge not for let thee be judged! Maybe you’ll wind up in the hell you damn them to.

    • ten

      i hav 2 agree wit pepper. @1luv u hav 2 b 1 silly human being real talk. dese kids wna b grown then he shud get wat he deserve. I dnt care if dat yung man started it or not. no1 shud hav 2 die or even dat way. da yung man nu wat he was doin. he cud hav walked away along time ago. but he like da rest of dem continued 2 stomp him even after he wsnt movin. i lived n chi town all my life n hav seen alot of ish. i feel like any human being shud b able 2 walk away from a situation dat dey kno suffers consquences unless self defense. n wat do his grades hav 2 do wit it? u silly azz hell lol!

  • Got that Right

    I agree with Peppa! but I am lol’n @ how Peppa roasted 1luv. I’m way on the West Coast but this tragic death devestated me. R.i.P lil Albert.

  • ATLQT

    and I pray that they find their redemption also but that they find it while spending the rest of their lives in jail. They are unfit to be in society with the rest of us. I for one am tired of the excuses and the BS. Just tired!

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