Jury reaches verdict in case against accused Hadiya Pendleton gunman

A jury found Michaeil Ward guilty of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery in the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton in court Thursday.

Ward’s co-defendant Kenneth Williams was also found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday. Prosecutors say he was the Ward’s getaway driver after Hadiya was gunned down while relaxing with friends at a South Side park in 2013.

WGN followed this case from inside the courtroom, offering uninterrupted coverage on our sister station CLTV and on wgntv.com.

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