- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) - Three Chicago men will spend decades in prison for the 2014 fatal shooting of a teenager as he walked with his twin brother to a South Side high school.

Cook County Judge Timothy Joyce on Thursday sentenced 19-year-old Tarik Brakes to 45 years and his 21-year-old brother, Deafro Brakes, to 31 years. Joyce sentenced 20-year-old Carlos Johnson to 37 years in prison.

Fifteen-year-old Demario Bailey was walking with twin, Demacio, under a railroad viaduct on the way to basketball practice when four would-be robbers demanded the victim’s jacket. Demario was shot in the chest when he wouldn’t comply.

Prosecutors alleged Tarik Brakes was the gunman.

A fourth defendant, 21-year-old Isiah Penn, testified against the others in exchange for a plea deal.



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