2nd Rockford man found guilty of 2017 murder on Sablewood Drive

ROCKFORD, Ill. - 23-year-old Deon Hart was found guilty of First Degree Murder on Monday, for the murder of Lester Sanders in May of 2017.

Rockford Police say they were called to the 3300 block of Sablewood Drive around 9 p.m. on May 24th, 2017, where they found Sanders suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died of his injuries.

Hart and Van Richardson were arrested for the crime after a police investigation.

Van Richardson was convicted of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in October of 2018.

Hart was found guilty on Monday, November 19th, of the same charges.

He is due back in court on November 20th for sentencing.

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