Suspect in murder of boy, 10, to be resentenced this week on lesser charge

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Convicted murderer may get out of jail early
One of the men convicted of killing a 10-year-old is getting a shorter prison sentence.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A suspect in the murder of a 10-year-old Chicago boy is set to be resentenced this week on a lesser charge.

Arthur Jones was shot to death on his way to a candy store back in October, 2007.

Four alleged gang members involved in a turf battle were convicted in connection with the murder.

One of them, Clarence Williams, was sentenced to 43 years, but the court of appeals has since overturned his first degree murder conviction.

The court found the evidence was insufficient to demonstrate that he was accountable for the murder.

Instead, the court found Williams guilty of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

The sentencing range for that crime is five to 15 years.

Williams has already served 10 years so it's possible the judge could set him free.