Joliet man sentenced to 51 years for 2009 murder

April 13

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that a Joliet man has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for gunning down a man in 2009.

Tyrone Henderson, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder in January at the conclusion of a jury trial. He also was found guilty of home invasion, criminal trespass to residence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and being an armed habitual criminal.

Henderson shot Michael Amos, 21, on Aug. 26, 2009 at the victim’s home in Joliet. Amos had teased Henderson’s girlfriend on that evening. She called Henderson, who arrived at Amos’ house a short time later armed with a .45-caliber weapon.

Henderson punched the victim’s brother in the face, which led to a melee inside the house. The defendant then brandished his weapon and shot Amos three times – once in the shoulder, once in the stomach and once in the leg – while others in the house attempted to take the gun from his hand.

“Tyrone Henderson is a depraved miscreant who gunned down an unarmed man in this act of cold-blooded violence,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “The conviction and sentence secured by my prosecutors guarantee he will spend most, if not all, of his remaining days in a cold, dank prison cell.”Assistant State’s Attorneys Sara Shutts and Alyson DeBell prosecuted the murder case.