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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Man Killed After Winning Case

A Cook County man beat a murder case, but was not so fortunate after leaving jail and being murdered literally minutes after his departure.

23-year-old Kamari Belmont was held for robbery and murder charges from 2015 after he allegedly shot one man during a robbery, then robbed another man hours later in the same day. The man that he shot ended up dying a month later.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the prosecutors in Cook County dropped the murder charges at the end of January 2017 after too much time went by in accordance to Illinois' trial statute. However, the robbery charges were kept and Kamari Belmont was held on a $100,000 bond. Shortly after, Belmont was released after a friend posted $10,000 on the bond. Reports noted that after being released, he walked a few blocks away when a white SUV pulled up to his car and began firing from the truck. The truck pulled off and crashed down the street, with the assailants inside fleeing the scene. Belmont died in the middle of the street.

Despite Belmont being murdered so quickly upon his release, his attorney believes that this was not a retaliation for the murder and robberies that happened in 2015.

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