Man gets 5 life sentences for 2008 quintuple slaying

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Torolan Williams | photo from Chicago Police

A man has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences plus an additional 20 years in prison in connection with the execution-style murders of five people during a robbery on the South Side six years ago.

Torolan Williams, 28, was convicted of five counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery and sentenced Friday to the prison term by Judge Carol Howard, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

During the early morning hours of April 23, 2008, Williams and his cohort, 34-year-old Michael King, entered a home in the 7600 block of South Rhodes and killed all five victims, prosecutors said.

Michael King | photo from Cook County Sheriff’s office

Arthur Brown, 31, stayed outside and acted as a lookout in the deadly caper, prosecutors said.

Donovan Richardson, 24, and his friends, Anthony Scales Jr., 26; Reginald Walker, 23; Whitney Flowers, 22; and Lakesha Doss, 17, were discovered shot in the head following the robbery, according to previous Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Each victim was shot once in the head, and Williams and King spent more than an hour stealing money, jewelry, television sets and other items from the home, prosecutors said. The five victims were discovered in the home the following afternoon.

Arthur Brown | photo from Illinois Department of Corrections

King was also convicted of 5 counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery and is awaiting sentencing, prosecutors said.

Brown, who testified against Williams and King, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 24 years in prison, prosecutors said.

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