A Joliet man took a 14 year prison sentence for a 2009 killing but will likely be free in less than four years.
Marcos Camargo, 30, had pleaded guilty in January to a charge of second-degree murder in exchange for the sentence.
While Judge Edward Burmila gave Camargo 14 years behind bars, with credit for the more than three years and three months he has already spent in the county jail and for day-for-day good time, Camargo could be paroled by November 2016.
Camargo was indicted on charges of first degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with a June 2009 killing in the St. Patrick neighborhood.
Just prior to the fatal shooting, 17-year-old Alfredo Aguirre and "several individuals" chased another man down an alley between Comstock and Illinois streets, a prosecutor said at the January hearing where Camargo pleaded guilty.
Camargo—who was not being chased—then shot Aguirre to death and also allegedly wounded a second man, 22-year-old Anthony Alexander of Plainfield. Alexander took a bullet to his foot.
Alexander is doing three years and three months in Danville Correctional Center for burglary, possession of cannabis and robbery. Prior to Camargo's plea, prosecutors were reportedly prepared to have Alexander shipped in from Danville to testify against Camargo.
Camargo declined to speak at his sentencing. Judge Burmila granted Camargo a contact visit with his father and sister before he is sent off to prison.