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Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for fatally shooting his sister

A Northwest Side man was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting his sister, which he claimed was an accident, last summer in their Belmont-Cragin neighborhood home.

Ibrahim Aysheh, 22, of the 4800 block of West Wolfram, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to one count of involuntary manslaughter and Judge Michael Brown sentenced him, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Aysheh, who police said was a known gang member, shot his 20-year-old sister, Nawal Aysheh, in the head about 9:10 a.m. Oct. 13, 2012, police said.

Prosecutors said Aysheh and his sister were alone in his bedroom with the door closed when he pulled out a .380 caliber handgun which he said he found hidden in the street, according to court documents.

He showed his sister the gun, then took the clip out and saw it was empty, according to court documents. He put the clip back in and pulled the trigger — shooting his sister in the head.

Ibrahim Aysheh carried his sister outside while another sister called 911, prosecutors said. She was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Another sister who called 911 hid the gun in a bag of dog food in the basement, according to court documents. But Ibrahim Aysheh’s brother told police who allegedly pulled the trigger and he confessed both on the scene and in a videotaped statement.

He had previously been convicted of unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to two years probation, according to court documents. He was found guilty of violating probation and re-sentenced to boot camp.

He was transferred to Stateville Correctional Center on March 1 to begin serving his sentence.

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