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Jury deliberates verdict of second man in 2011 Griffith homicide

Updated: February 27, 2013 9:30PM



A Lake Superior Court jury began deliberating Wednesday in a 2011 homicide in Griffith that ended with a high-speed chase and crash.

At about noon, jurors heard final instructions Judge Clarence Murray, then began deliberating the fate of Lyndon Davis, 31, of Chicago.

Davis is charged in the daytime shooting of Parrish Myles of Dolton, Ill., in a parking lot in the 1800 block of Mansard Boulevard. After the July 22, 2011, shooting, Davis and his uncle, Robert E. Davis, 46, fled the scene as they led police in a pursuit with speeds exceeding 100 mph. During the pursuit, Lyndon Davis fled on foot after jumping from the car, which Robert Davis crashed head-on into a Griffith police squad car.

Myles was shot in front of his then 11-year-old daughter, and her younger brother was in the car with her when the shooting occurred.

A year ago, the elder Davis was sentenced to the maximum 65 years for murder and murder in perpetration of a robbery. Robert Davis was released from prison in 2007 after serving time for 1985 murder and armed robbery convictions.



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