Pair convicted, sentenced to prison for 2013 fatal stabbing of Lamont Larkins in Grand Boulevard

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Timothy Barber | Cook County sheriff's office

Timothy Barber | Cook County sheriff’s office

Two men have been sentenced for their roles in the fatal stabbing of Lamont L. Larkins in the South Side Grand Boulevard neighborhood in 2013.

Jason Smith, 27; and Timothy Barber, 43, were both convicted last year of second-degree murder, according to Cook County court records.

Larkins was found by a friend stabbed multiple times in an alley in the 4000 block of South Calumet Avenue at 12:40 a.m. Aug. 30, 2013, authorities said at the time. Larkins, of the 4000 block of South Indiana Avenue, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Jason Smith | Cook County sheriff's office

Jason Smith | Cook County sheriff’s office

Barber, of the 200 block of East 135th Place, was arrested about a month after the stabbing, police said after his arrest. Smith was arrested during a traffic stop in the 600 block of West Garfield Boulevard in January 2014.

Judge Charles Burns sentenced Barber to 27 years in prison Thursday, according to court records. He will receive credit for 881 days served in the Cook County Jail. Smith was sentenced to 12 years and will receive credit for 777 days served in the jail.

Both Barber and Smith were booked into the Stateville Correctional Center on Monday.

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