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|Accused Aldi Parking Lot Shooter Sentenced to Prison
|A Peoria man who was one of four people accused of being in a shooting in early June has been sentenced to prison for the crime.
Knox County Courthouse records indicate 18-year old Fayez Samhan pleaded guilty last Thursday to Class-One felony charges of Residential Burglary and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. And in exchange, Class-X felony charges of Home Invasion and Armed Robbery, along with a Class-Four felony charge of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon were all dismissed.
Samhan, 18-year old Markell Clark, 18-year old Detrick Harris, and 17-year old Anthony Williams were all arrested June eighth after Galesburg Police say they were initially called to a disturbance in the 12-hundred block of North Cedar Street, and shortly thereafter to a shots fired report in the Galesburg Aldi Parking lot at Main and Henderson Streets.
The four were located a short time after the calls near the Cedar Fork waterway on South Henderson Street.
Samhan was sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with credit for 45 days served in jail, and he must also pay a five-thousand dollar fine and court costs. He'll have to serve almost six years of that sentenced before he can be released.
Meantime, Clark Monday waived his right to a jury trial in the case, and will now have a bench trial in late-November.
Williams will next be in court October 16th for a final pre-trial hearing prior to trial.
Harris is likely already out of jail after pleading guilty to burglary charges in August and was sentenced to 150 days in jail with credit for 134 days already served.
(Detrick Harris. WGIL News File Photos.)
|10 06 09 by Newsroom
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