CHICAGO — The two men convicted of murdering 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in 2015 have been sentenced to decades behind bars.
The gunman, Dwight Boone-Doty, was sentenced to 90 years in prison. Corey Morgan was sentenced to 65 years behind bars.
A third man accused in the attack, the getaway driver Kevin Edwards, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence.
Prosecutors said they killed Tyshawn to send a message to his father, Pierre Stokes, a purported member of a rival gang.
Prosecutors said Edwards drove Doty and Morgan to Dawes Park on the city’s South Side on the afternoon of Nov. 2, 2015, and waited with Morgan in the SUV while Boone-Doty approached Tyshawn, struck up a conversation, dribbled his basketball, offered to buy him a juice box and then led him to the alley, where he shot him several times at close range.
Kevin Edwards, the getaway driver, was arrested in 2016 downstate.
Doty reportedly wanted to torture Lee and cut off his fingers and his ears. In the trial, authorities added that Doty had also set up surveillance on Lee's grandmother.
Prosecutors also said that Doty laughed as he described to another inmate how he shot Lee in the head.