Murder Trial of Chicago Teen Scheduled to Begin Tuesday (2/27/18)

The Chicago teen who is accused of helping to kill a Kenosha man in his own front yard is expected to be in court today. The trial of 17 year old Latonio Simpson has been delayed for four months after a null jury nixed the initial attempt of at a trial. Simpson is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the October 2016 shooting death of Willie Owens. Five people are also charged in the case. The other alleged gunman, 22 year old James Butler, died as the result of suicide. The three others are expected to testify at trial. Prosecutors allege that the men wento the Owens’ home on the night of October 24th 2016 to confront a man who was guest at Owens’ birthday party. Owens’ confronted the man before he was shot by Butler. Simpson also allegedly fired shots at the victim. He died of injures before the suspects fled.

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