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Judge hands Chicago man 80-year prison term for killing rival in 2009

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CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has sentenced a 31-year-old Chicago man to 80 years in prison for firing at least a dozen shots at a rival and killing him in broad daylight as a crowd looked on.

A Cook County state's attorney's office statement Wednesday says Martell Hill shot the unarmed Jamar Taylor eight times in the head and four times in the chest on Oct. 25, 2009. Prosecutors say Hill walked away "casually" after killing the 26-year-old as he sat in a car on Chicago's West Side.

Hill was charged a year after the killing when several witnesses came forward to identify him as the gunman. A jury convicted Hill earlier this year.

The prosecutors' statement says the shooting was gang-related. But it doesn't offer details.

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