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Man convicted of shooting into murder victimís grave sentenced to 15 years in prison
Chicago Tribune ^ | July 6, 2020 | By WILLIAM LEE

Posted on 07/06/2020 6:26:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A Chicago man with a long criminal history was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after he was convicted of firing a gun into the open grave of a man murdered just two days prior, authorities said.

U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. handed down the sentence Wednesday after Elston Stevenson, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a news release Monday from the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago.

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TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; deadman; dindunuffin; dubyajudge; fisacourtjudge; johnjtharp; johnjtharpjr; johnroberts; johntharp; judiciary; ndillinois; obamajudge; shooting; talib
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1 posted on 07/06/2020 6:26:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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Just wait until they find out about the live ones! Da maya is gonna be pissed!


2 posted on 07/06/2020 6:28:59 PM PDT by Libloather (Why do climate change hoax deniers live in mansions on the beach?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dang!


3 posted on 07/06/2020 6:29:03 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Federal time. No parole.

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4 posted on 07/06/2020 6:29:15 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“firing a gun into the open grave of a man murdered just two days prior”

Just making sure he was really dead. Musta really held a grudge against the guy.


5 posted on 07/06/2020 6:29:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If he had shot the guy while he was still alive then he would have only gotten 5 years.


6 posted on 07/06/2020 6:30:59 PM PDT by Revel
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To: ConservativeStatement

“..and then, I kilt him again!”


7 posted on 07/06/2020 6:32:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: ConservativeStatement

That seems kind of excessive for the act itself, unless his having the weapon was just the last straw for the judge. And, he did have a long criminal history.

After all, it’s not as if the dead man could be hurt further.


8 posted on 07/06/2020 6:35:22 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ConservativeStatement

He was already dead.


9 posted on 07/06/2020 6:35:44 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Revel

True.


10 posted on 07/06/2020 6:39:12 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Probably Armed Career Criminal Act. Automatic 15 minimum if you qualify.


11 posted on 07/06/2020 6:40:45 PM PDT by gopno1
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To: ConservativeStatement

Silver bullet. Ya gotta be sure!


12 posted on 07/06/2020 6:43:43 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

There was a Columbo where the guy murdered somebody and then returned later and shot the dead body, so he could say he tried to kill him but all he really did was shoot a dead body. Columbo figured it out.


13 posted on 07/06/2020 6:44:51 PM PDT by Rastus
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This is why this city is so boned.

These guys have histories ten pages long, but they keep getting out and getting their hands on guns, committing all sorts of acts with them. Combine, “Felon in Possession” with a long list of violent crime, and that’s one person who should never again take a free breath.


14 posted on 07/06/2020 6:47:25 PM PDT by Tacrolimus1mg (Do no harm, but take no sh!t.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The police don’t know who killed him. Maybe it was this guy. He sure seems to resent the victim.


15 posted on 07/06/2020 6:53:57 PM PDT by KittyKares (Drain the Swamp)
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To: lee martell

“Damn Mexican, saved my life twice. Once when he was dead.”


16 posted on 07/06/2020 7:07:55 PM PDT by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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On July 31, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Tharp to replace Mark Filip on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The nomination was made with less than six months remaining in the Bush Presidency and was returned after not being acted upon by the 110th Congress.

On July 5, 2011, Senator Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican, recommended to Barack Obama, a Democrat, that Tharp be appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The recommendation stemmed from a long-standing tradition in Illinois that, when the state is represented in the Senate by a Democrat and a Republican, the senator from the president's party gets to recommend candidates for two in every three judicial vacancies and the other senator chooses candidates for one in three.

On November 10, 2011, President Obama nominated John J. Tharp Jr. to be a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, filling the vacancy created when Judge Blanche M. Manning took senior status in 2010. Tharp received his hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 26, 2012 and his nomination was reported to the Senate floor on February 16, 2012 by a voice vote, with Senator Mike Lee recording the only no vote.

On May 14, 2012, the Senate voted 86–1 to confirm Tharp to the judgeship, with Senator Lee casting the lone nay vote.

17 posted on 07/06/2020 7:09:58 PM PDT by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

He was already dead.
= = =

May have limited his voting.


18 posted on 07/06/2020 7:38:10 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (This is not /s. It is just as viable as any MSM 'information', maybe more so!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’d have got less time if he’d shot him when he was alive. Of course, maybe he did shoot him when he was alive and it wasn’t quite enough.


19 posted on 07/06/2020 7:41:24 PM PDT by LambSlave
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He’s already dead,Jim.


20 posted on 07/06/2020 8:35:54 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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