HARVEY | Four men have been charged in connection with a 2010 fatal shooting in Harvey that left a mother and two children dead and a 4-year-old shot multiple times, the Cook County state's attorney's office announced Monday.
Darryl Lloyd, 29, whose hometown is unavailable; Faheem Norwood, 25, of Chicago; Dejuan Crockett, 23, of Phoenix, Ill., and Brandon Griffin, 29, of Park Forest, were each charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, according to a news release.
All four men were denied bond and remain in custody.
"From the moment that our officers responded to this crime scene, our department has worked tirelessly to bring justice and closure for this heinous crime against this family and our community," Harvey Police Chief Denard Evans said in the release. "The closure of this case is a true testament to the collaborative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies."
Donysha Stovall, 28, of the 300 block of West 151st Street in Harvey, was living in an apartment with her boyfriend and three children at the time of the Oct. 24, 2010 slayings. The suspects allegedly drove to the area on a Sunday evening and three forced their way into Stovall's residence believing a large amount of money and drugs were in the apartment.
Griffin remained in the car, authorities said.
The defendants confronted Stovall, who was sitting on her living room couch, and allegedly shot her multiple times. They then went into a nearby bathroom where Shaquill Davis, 16, was taking a shower and allegedly shot Davis once in the back of the head.
Davis was later found curled up in a fetal position on the shower floor.
Authorities said the suspects then found 10-year-old Clarisma Torry in a bedroom and shot her in the head.
They then chased the 4-year-old into a bedroom and shot the child multiple times as he tried to hide under the bed covers, according to police.
He is the only surviving victim. Stovall's boyfriend was not home at the time of the slayings.
After failing to find drugs or money, the suspects allegedly took a large flat screen television to the waiting car.
Harvey police arrested the four about 10 hours later in connection with an unrelated vehicular hijacking. Three of the four were convicted in that case and sentenced to prison, where they remained during the investigation into the slayings.
Charges were dropped in that case against Griffin in March.
The charges in the slayings are the result of a joint investigation by the Harvey Police Department, the Illinois Department of Corrections and the State's Attorney's Cold Case Unit.
"This was an extremely heinous and senseless crime that took the lives of this young mother and her children," Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said in the release. "We are very pleased that we have been able to bring charges in this case and hopefully some measure of justice for these victims."