Chicagoan found guilty in Griffith murder of Dolton man
By Ruth Ann Krause Post-Tribune correspondent February 28, 2013 1:39PM
Updated: April 2, 2013 6:31AM
A Lake Superior Court jury has convicted a Chicago man of murder in a 2011 homicide that occurred in Griffith in front of the victim’s children.
Jurors deliberated about 10 hours on Wednesday and Thursday before returning the verdict for Lyndon Davis, 31, in the murder of Parrish Myles of Dolton, Ill.
Myles was shot July 22, 2011, in the parking lot in the 1800 block of Mansard Boulevard in Griffith in front of his then 11-year-old daughter. Myles’ young son was in the car with his daughter when the murder occurred.
After the homicide, Davis and his uncle, Robert E. Davis, 46, led police on a high-speed chase, traveling more than 100 mph. Lyndon Davis bailed out of the car, and Robert Davis crashed head-on into a Griffith police car.
Evidence by deputy prosecutors Angela Mattozzi and Monica Rogina showed that Lyndon Davis, an admitted drug dealer, was aware that another dealer had put a $20,000 bounty on Myles’ life after the other dealer was ripped off. The younger Davis showed his uncle where Myles stayed in Griffith and acknowledged that he believed Robert Davis was going to kill Myles, but not at that time because it was broad daylight and there were people who could have witnessed the homicide.
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray scheduled an April 4 sentencing hearing. Lyndon Davis faces 45 to 65 years in prison.
Robert Davis, who has a prior murder conviction from 1985, is serving a 65-year sentence following his conviction one year ago.