Michael Mays, 24, was sentenced to 24 years in prison for the murder of L'A Capone. Mays was transferred to Stateville Correctional Center on Thursday, March 30. He has an expected release date of August 8, 2041, and a projected parole date scheduled for August 6, 2038.
Mays was one of three suspects charged in Capone's murder. He joins 25-year-old Meiko Buchanan who was sentenced to 45 years in prison for his part in the crime. Buchanan's role in the murder was the driver of the "trail car," a vehicle that follows the lead car containing the gunman, Assistant State's Attorney Alex Molesky told the Chicago Tribune. Buchanan confessed to the crime while in custody awaiting trial on unrelated charges of aggravated battery of a peace officer and aggravated use of a weapon. Buchanan said he pulled into the alley and watched the gunman sneak up on L'A and shoot him twice. He is now serving his time at Menard Correctional Center, the same prison where Capone's Team600 brothers RondoNumbaNine and Cdai are incarcerated.
The third member, Sakhee Hardy-Johnson was found guilty for his role in Capone's murder in February. Johnson, 17, provided a statement to police upon his arrest, admitting to getting a gun before going to the studio where L'A Capone was murdered, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He also admitted to being inside a parked vehicle "that would run interference in the event that police officers arrived on scene." Johnson has not been sentenced yet.
The alleged rival gang members had an ongoing dispute with Capone, Molesky said in court, according to the Tribune.