Testimony: Teen was a drug dealer and died over turf war
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporter email@example.com January 30, 2013 4:46PM
Updated: February 1, 2013 2:43AM
Anthony Carter may have been an honors student when he was killed near his Garfield Park home as his family maintains.
But the teenager was also allegedly dealing drugs and ended up dead over turf war, according to court testimony Wednesday.
Carter, 18, was at Jackson and Pulaski where he and his friends would sell small bags of marijuana when Sharod Pierce allegedly opened fire in August 2010, Cook County prosecutors said in the opening of Pierce’s murder trial.
“You better not be hustling out here,” Pierce allegedly said to Carter’s pals before shooting Carter nine times.
Pierce’s attorney Richard Beuke told jurors his client did not pull the trigger.
At the time of the shooting, Carter’s family said he was on the honor roll at Crane High School. Pierce’s jury trial will continue before Judge Nicholas Ford on Thursday.