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Trial opened for men accused of killing 7-year-old Amari Brown in 2015 – Chicago Tribune

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Amari Brown stood just over 4 feet tall when she fell to the ground on July 4, 2015.

Prosecutors said the 7-year-old boy had gone out with his father that evening to watch fireworks and was outside when bullets rained down the block.

Assistant State’s Attorney Emily Stevens said she screamed as she fell, weighing just over 50 pounds.

“He screamed like any child would,” he said. “He shouted, ‘Dad!’”

Amari’s murder during summer vacation – the scene of violence that year – spurred national news and calls for change; especially when it was followed just a few months later with the targeted murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.

Nearly nine years later, the two men accused of killing Amari are brought to trial. standing hearing Before two separate juries at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

Read the full story From Tribune Madeline Buckley.

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