CHICAGO – In the summer of 2009, 9-year-old Chastity Turner was bathing her dogs, Pinky, Diamond and Max, in her front yard when gunmen unleashed a storm of gunfire on her house. Chastity turned and tried to run but she was cut down in her driveway, shot in the back.
The shooters, engaged in a gangland drug turf war, were gunning for her dad.
Five years later, two of those men finally met justice in a Chicago courtroom.
Known on the street as "Big Stupid," 31-year-old Kevin Stanley was one of the triggermen. Ronald Henderson, 33, was behind the wheel of a stolen van that sped down the street spraying bullets. Another gunman, Davionne Whitefield, 22, awaits trial.
As Chastity washed her dogs, a large group of kids played with water balloons nearby. Prosecutors said the gunmen saw Chastity and the other children in the line of fire and they just "didn't care." A jury found them guilty Wednesday of murder and attempted murder. The girl's father, Andre, a member of a rival Gangster Disciple faction, and two other men were wounded.
"The motive was greed and taking control of the block," Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Lattanzio said. "Money sales were number one. Drug sales were number one."
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