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Chicago man convicted on 2009 triple slaying

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Associated Press

A Chicago gang member has been convicted of a fatal shooting that killed three teenagers in 2009.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports a Cook County jury convicted Martin Ybarra on Thursday.

The now 25-year-old was charged with first-degree murder for the deaths of 13-year-old Johnny Edwards, 17-year-old Kendrick Pitts and 15-year-old Raheem Washington.

Prosecutors say the Latin Kings gang member was aiming for a member of a rival gang, but hit the teenagers instead.

Six months before the slayings, Ybarra was acquitted of a 2005 fatal shooting that killed a 19-year-old man at the same intersection.

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