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Trending: After 5 Years, Justice for 9-Year-Old Who Was Shot to Death While She Bathed Her Dogs

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Chastity Turner, 9, was shot to death in 2009 by Kevin Stanley (top) as Ronald Henderson (bottom) drove.
Chastity Turner, 9, was shot to death in 2009 by Kevin Stanley (top) as Ronald Henderson (bottom) drove.
By Dennis Robaugh

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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svtcheeks March 28, 2014 at 02:37 PM
I live in Michigan and have to travel 40 miles to Detroit for work every single day. On the day after Obama was elected his followers began to destroy and riot in Detroit. The national guard had to be called in. We closed our business for 2 days hoping things would calm down. It did once the fires went out. There were hand painted signs stapled on tree's with words like "Now it's our turn Whitey" Do I carry a gun. You better believe it. For all you people who think it's a good idea to ban guns come to Detroit and see if you still feel that way!
Dennis Gilpin March 28, 2014 at 02:56 PM
When you think of it, the 'thirst' for drugs is the driving force behind many of the murders. Innocent people get caught up in it because the drug kingpins have no regard for human life. This country has too many people dependent on drugs and when there is demand there will be a supplier. Money can buy any gun the drug dealers want without any permit. Really makes you safe, doesn't it ? They feel they have the right to " "stand their ground" against rival gangs. Anybody who buys drugs "off the street" contributes to this insanity no matter the amount that is purchased.
John Trimmer March 28, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Wish someone would take out those 4 cities (cesspools) and the turds that live in them.
Brian N March 29, 2014 at 01:41 AM
The real threat isn't guns or crime, it's ignorance, racism, and partisan-thinking, all on full display here. Nothing gets better when everyone just wants to yell and blame someone else. Look in the mirror.

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