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Man gets 100 years for 2008 slaying of music producer

May 3, 2014

By Carlos Sadovi, Chicago Tribune



May 03--A Chicago man was sentenced to 100 years in prison for the 2008 killing of an aspiring music producer during a botched robbery, prosecutors said today.

Darryl Evans was convicted on Feb. 14 of first degree murder for the fatal shooting of Michael Phipps Jr., which happened in front of the Mobil gas station at 76th and State Streets, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said that on April 26, 2008 Phipps and severa friends were driving home from a roller rink when they stopped to get gas. Evans showed up with Jamarr Jackson and while the Phipps was pumping gas Evans approached him, pulled out a handgun, and demanded the victim's jewelry.

Phipps refused and after a struggle for the weapon Evans pointed the gun directly at the man. As Phipps tried to flee, Evans took the gun and shot Evans in the back. Evans then fire several shots at witnesses and drove away in his vehicle, leaving Jackson behind, prosecutors said.

Jackson then fled in the the Phipps car but was caught a short time later.

Prosecutors said Evans painted his car within a week and hid. He was arrested and charged with the murder in July of the same year.

At trial, Jackson testified against Evans and received a 21 year prison sentence for his roll in incident.

Cook County Judge Maura Slattery Boyle sentenced Evans during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building.

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