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Gang Member Sentenced in 2012 Murder

Posted by Admin On June - 3 - 2016

A Chicago street gang member has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the shooting death of a suburban woman who was a passenger in a car near his residence, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Joseph Sanders, 23, of Chicago, was previously convicted of Second Degree Murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Taylor Diorio of Chicago Ridge.

According to prosecutors, in the early morning hours of Aug. 18, 2012, the victim was the front seat passenger in a car driving in the 2400 block of west 35th Street. The vehicle stopped on that block in front of Sanders’ home and another passenger briefly exited the vehicle.

Sanders claimed that when he looked out of a second floor window a bottle was thrown at him. Sanders responded by firing a gun multiple times at the vehicle, hitting the victim in the right side of her head. When Sanders began shooting, the passenger re-entered the vehicle and the driver went to a local hospital where the victim died from the gunshot.

Sanders appeared at a hearing today before Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago where he received the 14-year sentence.

State’s Attorney Alvarez thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Kirsten Olson and Christina Brewer and the Chicago Police Department for their work on this case.

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