A 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty to murdering his grandmother, a Chicago Police officer, when she caught him skipping school in 2011 was sentenced to 23 years in prison Tuesday.
Keshawn Perkins was 15 when he was arrested for the Nov. 4, 2011, murder of his grandmother, Hester Scott, at their home in the 8800 block of South Wallace.
Perkins pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of first-degree murder at a hearing before Judge Clayton Crane, who handed down the 23-year sentence, court records show.
Prosecutors claimed Perkins erupted in a rage when Scott caught him skipping school, asleep in front of the TV in their basement. He hit her repeatedly in the head with a lamp, then stabbed her multiple times with a kitchen knife, severing her jugular vein, authorities told the Chicago Sun-Times.