CHICAGO (AP) -- One of two men convicted of the 1999 robbery and murder of the son of Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison.
Cook County Circuit Judge Edward Fiala sentenced Darcell Prince, 25, to 50 years for the murder of Huey Rich, 25 years for armed robbery and five years for impersonating a police officer. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
Family members of Rich said they found little satisfaction in the sentencing.
"Everybody loses," said Jewel Barker, the aunt who helped raise Rich. "Another life wasted."
Prosecutors said Prince and accomplice Leo Foster, 34, wore bulletproof vests and flashed fake badges on Oct. 18, 1999, when they shot Rich, 33, as he ran from them during a robbery.
Defense attorneys described the two men as "repo men" who intended only to collect a drug debt and not kill Rich.
Prosecutors said Foster and Prince approached Rich as he was talking to a friend and identified themselves as police. When Rich ran from them, Foster and Prince chased him and both men fired, prosecutors said.
Rich died four days later.
Last month, Fiala sentenced Foster to 60 years on the murder conviction plus 30 years on a separate burglary conviction stemming from the incident, with the sentences to be served consecutively.