Man gets 80 years for killing FBI informant


Share
Posted Online: March 27, 2013, 8:58 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for killing an FBI informant sent to buy guns and grenades from him in an undercover sting operation in 2006.

Jerry Henderson of south suburban Alsip was found guilty in January of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Timothy Forrest. The Southtown Star reports that he was sentenced Tuesday.

Prosecutors say that as part of the sting, Forrest had been given $15,000 and a recording device to wear.

FBI agents watched Henderson get into the informant's car during their meeting in a Dolton parking lot and then leave in his own vehicle.

Prosecutors say the agents found the informant in the car with two gunshot wounds to the head and the $15,000 missing.
















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






(More History)