- Associated Press - Thursday, November 13, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Two men accused of having a hand in the murder of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV have been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Paris McGee and Toyious Taylor acted as lookouts in a May 2010 attempt to steal Wortham’s motorcycle.

McGee was found guilty four hours after final arguments Thursday. A separate jury hearing the case against Taylor started deliberations later and also returned with a guilty verdict.

Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Jo Murtaugh said McGee and Taylor watched from an auto as cousins Marcus and Brian Floyd approached Wortham with their guns drawn.

The officer’s father, retired police Sgt. Thomas Wortham III, testified he opened fire on McGee and Taylor outside his home.



Brian Floyd was fatally wounded in the shooting. Marcus Floyd is awaiting trial.

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