Chicago man gets life sentence for fatally shooting 5 during home invasion

Harris Marley

Global Courant

A Chicago man convicted of fatally shooting five people during a 2016 home invasion has been sentenced to life in prison.

A Cook County judge on Thursday sentenced Lionel Parks, 35, who was convicted in July in the December 2016 killings at a drug dealer’s home on the city’s South Side, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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Four of the victims, Elijah Jackson, 36; his pregnant sister, Shacora Jackson, 40; Shacora Jackson’s daughter, Nateyah Hines, 19; and Scott Thompson, 46, were found fatally shot at the scene.

Lionel Parks, 35, has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a Chicago home invasion that saw five people fatally shot.

A fifth person, 19-year-old Shakeyah Jackson, died more than 10 months later of injuries suffered in the attack at the home. A family member who was 22 years old at the time of the attack was also shot but survived by playing dead, authorities said.

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Prosecutors said Parks went to Elijah Jackson’s home in Chicago’s Fernwood neighborhood to socialize with him twice on Dec. 17, 2016, before returning a third time that day and forcing his way inside with an armed accomplice.

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Parks and the second gunman ransacked the house looking for money and drugs before shooting the victims and fleeing, prosecutors said.

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Only Parks was charged in connection with the killings.

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Chicago man gets life sentence for fatally shooting 5 during home invasion

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