- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man who demanded and was given a retrial in the 2007 death of a woman received a longer prison term than he did following a 2009 murder trial.

William Fillyaw of North Chicago was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years in prison for the murder of Lasondra Shaw. Also sentenced was 32-year-old Johnny Parker, who received a 75-year prison term.

The 37-year-old Fillyaw and Parker were found guilty of murder and attempted murder earlier this year. A 2011 Illinois Appellate Court ruling reversed their previous convictions due to trial errors. Both received sentences of 55 years for murder and 10 years for attempted murder after the original trial.

Prosecutors said Fillyaw and Parker kicked open the door of Shaw’s apartment and fired shots at the people inside.

Lake County Circuit Judge Mark Levitt cited the crime’s brutality for the longer sentences.


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