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Chicago Man Gets 42 Years As Getaway Driver In 15 Year Death

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The getaway driver in the deadly shooting of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was sentenced to 42 years in prison on Tuesday according to USNEWS.

The getaway driver in the 2013 fatal shooting of a Chicago high school honor student who just days before her death had performed at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration festivities was sentenced Tuesday to 42 years in prison.

The driver, Kenneth Williams, was convicted in 2018 of first-degree murder in the shooting of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, whose death led to a national outcry about Chicago’s gun violence. Two other teenagers were wounded in the shooting.

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Cook County Circuit Judge Diana Kenworthy on Tuesday ordered Williams to serve 35 years for the murder conviction and seven more years for aggravated battery.

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