Man gets 100 years for shooting ex, killing her friend after breakup
Sun-Times Media Wire May 30, 2014 3:22PM
Bartholomew Bishop / photo from Chicago Heights police
A south suburban man convicted of shooting his ex-girlfriend and fatally wounding her friend after a breakup in 2009 has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.
Bartholomew Bishop, 37, of Chicago Heights, was previously convicted of the Sept. 28, 2009, shooting that killed 22-year-old Marilyn Horton and left Bishop’s 29-year-old ex-girlfriend with multiple gunshot wounds, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.
Judge Anna Demacopoulos sentenced Bishop to 100 years in prison at a hearing at the Markham courthouse, the state’s attorney’s office said.
About a week before the shooting, Bishop and the woman had been dating, but the girlfriend ended the relationship and made him leave the Chicago Heights apartment they shared, prosecutors said.
Bishop, armed with a gun, came back to pick up his belongings and found his girlfriend at home with her 9-year-old son and Horton, her friend, prosecutors said.
His ex-girlfriend let him in to pick up his things, but when he asked her for money, she refused to give him any, prosecutors said. Bishop then told the women to lie on the floor, and when they refused, he threatened to shoot the boy, prosecutors claimed.
Bishop shot his ex multiple times as she tried to run toward a window to scream for help, prosecutors claimed.
He then told Horton she “was in the wrong place in the wrong time” and shot her five times, including once in the head, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
Bishop fled buy was apprehended in October 2009 by Bourbonnais police after he was taken to a Kankakee hospital after a 911 call, the SouthtownStar reported at the time.