Sentencing set for Chicagoan convicted in beating

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A Chicago man convicted in the fatal beating of a high school honor student that was caught on video is slated to be back in court today.

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man convicted in the fatal beating of a high school honor student that was caught on video is slated to be back in court today.

A Cook County judge had been scheduled to sentence 20-year-old Silvonus Shannon last week, but that was postponed until Thursday. Shannon’s attorneys also have filed a motion seeking a new trial, and prosecutors were given until Thursday to respond.

Shannon was convicted in January in the death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert after jurors deliberated for about three hours. He could face up to 60 years in prison.

Two teens have also been convicted in Albert’s death. And two others still face charges in the attack, which drew international attention when the video of the street brawl was posted online.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

(AP Photo/Chicago Police Department, File)

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