State Crime Reports

Four Charged In Triple Cold Case Murder In South Suburban Harvey

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)- Four south suburban men have been charged in connection with a grisly triple murder that occurred in the community of Harvey in 2010 in which a young mother and two children were shot and killed and a four-year-old child was shot multiple times and left for dead in a botched home invasion and robbery, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Darryl Lloyd, 29, was the final defendant to appear in bond court at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Markham where he was denied bond in connection with the murders. Lloyd is the fourth defendant to be charged in the murders of Donysha Stovall, 28, Shaquill Davis, 16, Clarisma Torry, 10, and the attempted murder of a four-year-old child.

Also charged in the slayings are Faheem Norwood, 25, Dejuan Crockett, 23, and Brandon Griffin, 29, who were charged over the course of the last month and who were also denied bond and remain in custody. All four men have been charged with three counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Murder.

The charges against the four men are the result of a long-term investigation by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Cold Case Unit and the Harvey Police Department, which has been in motion since the slayings occurred in Harvey on Oct. 24, 2010.

At the time of the murders, Stovall lived in an apartment in Harvey at 300 block of West 151st Street with her boyfriend and the three children. According to prosecutors, the four offenders drove to the area on a Sunday evening and three of them forcibly entered Stovall’s residence believing that there was a large amount of money and drugs located in the apartment while Brandon Griffin remained in the car.

After confronting Stovall, who was seated on her living room couch, the three defendants shot her multiple times. They then moved into a nearby bathroom where they confronted 16-year-old Shaquill Davis who was taking a shower. Davis was shot once in the back of the head and was found by police curled up in a fetal position on the floor of the shower.

The defendants then continued their rampage, locating the 10-year-old victim in a bedroom and shooting her in the head. They then chased the four-year-old victim into a bedroom and shot the child multiple times as he tried to hide under the covers of a bed. The four-year-old was the only surviving victim. Stovall’s boyfriend was not at the apartment at the time of the murders.

After failing to find any money or drugs in the apartment, the offenders removed a large flat screen television and carried it to the waiting car. 

Approximately 10 hours after the murders, the four defendants were arrested by the Harvey Police Department in connection with an unrelated vehicular hijacking. Three of the four were convicted in that case and were sentenced to prison, where they remained during the course of the joint investigation that led to the murder charges. The fourth offender was awaiting trial on the vehicular hijacking case when he was charged in this case.

State’s Attorney Alvarez thanked the Harvey Police Department, the Illinois Department of Corrections and the prosecutors and investigators from the State’s Attorney’s Cold Case Unit for their dedicated work on this case.

“This was an extremely heinous and senseless crime that took the lives of this young mother and her children. We are very pleased that we have been able to bring charges in this case and hopefully some measure of justice for these victims,” Alvarez said.

Harvey Police Chief Denard Evans said the officers in his department never let up in their efforts to solve the crime.

“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.  The closure of this case is a true testament to the collaborative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies,” Evans said.

The public is reminded that criminal charging documents contain allegations that are not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the state has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.