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DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A judge has sentenced a Danville man to life in prison in an eastern Illinois triple killing, deeming his behavior toward the victims’ relatives “despicable.”

The (Champaign) News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1pclsih ) reports that 29-year-old Jerome Harris yawned, rolled his eyes and laughed in a Vermilion County courtroom Monday while the victims’ relatives described their lives without their loved ones.

Circuit Judge Nancy Fahey said Harris’ reaction reflected a lack of remorse about the 2007 shooting deaths of 30-year-old Rodney Pepper of Chicago, and 21-year-old Ta’Breyon McCullough and 19-year-old Madisen Leverenz, both of Danville.

Harris was convicted in April and faced a mandatory life sentence. He already was serving 25 years in state prison for drug-related crimes.
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Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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1 Comment

  • Carol Angelbeck

    That’s really good Illinois, just keep housing your murderers cause that is what Ryan wanted.

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