- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A trial is underway for a Chicagoan who authorities say killed five people on the city’s South Side during a 2008 robbery.

During opening statements Tuesday, prosecutors say Torolan Williams laughed and joked about the slayings after driving away from the home.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1sN083s ) a man who was a lookout during the robbery will testify against Williams in exchange for a 24-year prison sentence.

The slayings killed three men and two women as they sat on the floor. All five had been shot in the head.

Investigators say the now 28-year-old and another man spent more than an hour ransacking the home and tried to mislead detectives into thinking there had been a break-in.

Williams’ lawyer says he was a “smart-aleck kid” who wasn’t at the home.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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