Deonta Mackey’s accomplice faces murder charges for his role in the death of Deonta during their armed robbery of the Cook Co. Sheriff’s Deputy a few days ago.
His attorney, Donna A. Rotunno, calls the damning surveillance video “mostly circumstantial”.
And then there’s Facebook photos of the two ghetto hoodlums posing with the gun recovered after Deonta’s brain housing group was perforated while he was committing the armed robbery.
I don’t know what Donna’s smoking, but I don’t want anywhere near it. Heck, I don’t even want to imbibe it second-handedly.
That or she’s simply delusional.
Updated: February 13, 2014 2:56PM
A Far South Side teenager was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Thursday on murder and robbery charges tied to a botched hold up that left his alleged gun-toting accomplice dead.
Devante Graham was charged with his cohort’s death based on the theory of accountability after an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s sergeant killed a teen when he was robbed by the younger men Monday night at a Citgo gas station in the 700 block of East 103rd, authorities said.
The officer was pumping gas when Graham, 17, Deonta Mackey, and a third person approached and surrounded him, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio said.
After the shooting, many Chicago Public School students told authorities that Graham, and the uncharged co-offender had posted pictures of themselves with guns on Facebook, Savaglio said.
Upon further investigation, detectives learned that one of the weapons in the pictures was used in the deadly robbery, Savaglio said.
The weapon has been recovered.
Graham, who turned himself into police, is a student at Corliss High School, according to his attorney Donna A. Rotunno.
Outside of court, Rotunno said prosecutors are relying mostly on circumstantial evidence against her client.
“All they have is the video we have all seen,” she said.