Washington Park man pleads guilty to first-degree murder

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 8:37 pm    

Harold Ivy, 28, has pled guilty to the 2007 attempted robbery and murder of Washington Park clerk Loai Motan. He was convicted on the charge of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.

During the attempted robbery on May 31, 2007, Ivy fatally shot Motan and injured his brother.

Prosecutors attempted to get Ivy the maximum 60 year sentence and the defense attempted to get Ivy the minimum 20 year sentence. With a 37 year sentence and credit for the seven years he has already spent in the county jail, Ivy will be 58 years old before he is eligible for release.

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