ST. LOUIS — An Illinois man was sentenced to prison for 75 years after he was found guilty of a 2021 murder in Madison, Illinois.
William Jenkins, 45, was sentenced to 65 years in prison for first-degree murder and 10 more years for armed robbery in connection with the death of Andre Hutson.
On Dec. 7, 2021, the Madison Police Department was called to the 1700 block of Wayne Lanter Avenue for a report of a shooting and a man down.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and was later identified as 38-year-old Andre Hutson of St. Louis.
Jenkins must serve all 65 years for the murder sentence and five of the years of the armed robbery sentence, meaning he will be in prison beyond the age of 100.
Resources for crime victims:
If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.
Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.
To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/
Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”
To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.
To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html
Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/