- A Cook County jury deliberated about three hours Monday before convicting the third and final defendant in the 2010 killing of off-duty Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV.
Marcus Floyd faces mandatory life imprisonment after jurors found he knew Wortham was a cop.
Jurors found that prosecutors did not prove Floyd personally fired a gun but held he was still legally responsible for Wortham's killing because he joined his cousin in attempting to rob the off-duty officer. Jurors also found Floyd guilty of murder in connection with the death of his cousin, Brian Floyd, who was mortally wounded in a shootout with Wortham and his father, a retired cop who came to his son's rescue.
Hopefully, this one rots along with the rest and the Wortham family can find some small bit of closure.
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