COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man convicted Thursday of an "execution-style" murder in Chatham in 2008 shot all five of his victims in the head before taking off with their valuables, prosecutors said.
Torolan Williams, 28, and an accomplice, Michael King, who was familiar to one of the victims, were invited into the home in the 7600 block of South Rhodes Avenue on April 23, 2008, prosecutors said.
Once inside, the men started shooting, prosecutors said. Each of the victims were found dead the following day with one bullet wound to the head.
After the murders, Williams and King spent an hour turning the home upside down while a third co-defendant waited for them outside in car and kept look out, prosecutors said. They stole money, television sets, jewelry and more.
Williams was charged with the murders after telling a witness about the crime, prosecutors said.
A jury found Williams guilty of five counts of murder and armed robbery on Thursday, prosecutors said. He could face natural life in prison.
The look out, 31-year-old Arthur Brown, previously pleaded guilty. In exchange for a shorter prison sentence, Brown agreed to testify against his co-defendants.
King, 33, is scheduled to stand trial in July.