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Man convicted of murder in New Year’s Day 2013 shooting

Anthony Robinson. Photo from Chicago Police.

A man accused of chasing down then fatally shooting a man on a Bronzeville sidewalk on New Year’s Day 2013 was convicted of murder this month.

Judge James Obbish found Anthony Robinson, 22, guilty of first-degree murder Dec. 12 after a bench trial, according to court records.

Officials claimed Robinson shot 28-year-old Kevin Jemison in in the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue as he walked with a friend about 2:45 p.m. Jan. 1, 2013, authorities said.

Prosecutors said Robinson exited a car that had been following the pair and opened fire. Jemison attempted to run away, but Robinson shot him then stood over his body and shot him several more times, prosecutors said.

Jemison, of the 4700 block of South Michigan Avenue, later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Prosecutors had claimed co-defendant Clyde Jackson, 20, acted as a lookout during the fatal shooting, but Jackson was found not guilty of all charges following the bench trial, according to court records.

Robinson, of the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue, will be back in court Jan. 6.