BY LEEANN SHELTON
A 66-year-old man was sentenced to 66 years in prison Friday for fatally shooting his unarmed younger brother during a 2013 confrontation at their Englewood home.
A Cook County jury found Larry Peters guilty of two counts of murder last month following a four-day trial.
Larry and Ronald Peters had lived on separate floors of a home in the 5800 block of South Shields Avenue.
Prosecutors had said that on Jan. 25, 2013, Ronald Peters yelled at his older brother to be quiet. Larry Peters responded by coming downstairs with a shotgun, prosecutors said.
Ronald Peters, 50, tried to take the gun away, but the elder brother shot him in his living room, prosecutors said. Ronald Peters ran to the street, but Larry Peters followed and shot him again.
Ronald Peters was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he later died, authorities said. His brother was arrested within five minutes.
A police report said Larry Peters told responding officers, “I just shot my brother and I want to turn myself in.” He also told them where to find the gun he had dropped in the backyard.
On Friday, Judge Thaddeus Wilson sentenced him to 66 years in prison, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.