Rockford’s Delano Foreman Sentenced to 90 years for Murder of Henry Murphy in 2015


Delano Foreman, 31, just learned how long he’ll spend behind bars for the murder of Henry Murphy, 67.  Foreman shot and killed Murphy and his dog back in 2015. He then burned the 67-year-old’s Rockford home to the ground to cover his tracks.

Delano Foreman has spent 865 days in the Winnebago County Jail and he’s going to be spending a lot more in prison.  Winnebago County 17th Circuit Court Hon. Judge Ronald White ordered him to serve 90 years behind bars on 35 counts.

Foreman threatened the Judge as he was being escorted out of the room.  Outbursts are something Foreman has done before.  The prosecution highlighted that Foreman has threatened to kill and harm to Winnebago County Jail staff and even fellow inmates.  Foreman also has a long criminal record that began when he became a disciple gang member at 10 years-old.

Foreman’s two sisters gave their emotional testimony and said he was a caring and good man. They also mentioned that he was like a father figure to his nieces and nephews.

However, the Judge was unmoved, and sentenced Foreman to 60 years for murder, 10 years for concealing a homicide, another 20 for robbery.  Foreman was also sentenced to six years for shooting Murphy’s dog. Foreman’s attorney says he will appeal.

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