- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has sentenced a reputed Chicago street-gang member to 90 years in prison in the shooting death of a 17 year-old pregnant woman.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Timothy Jones fatally shot Charinez Jefferson in 2011 after trying to shoot a rival gang member walking next to her. Jefferson was seven months pregnant at the time.

A statement from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office says Jones was sentenced Monday.

Jurors last year convicted Jones of first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. One witness at trial testified that Jefferson told Jones she was pregnant and begged him not to shoot her.

Prosecutors say Jefferson’s baby was delivered by emergency surgery shortly after the shooting, but remains severely injured and relies on a ventilator to breathe.


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