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Albert "Stomped in the Head:" Witness

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 11, 2011 4:05PM

Family photo of Albert, via Sun-Times
A witness in the beating death of Derrion Albert testified in court yesterday that he saw defendant Silvonous Shannon, who was convicted of Albert's murder last month, take a flying leap and land on Albert's head.

17-year-old Dominic Johnson, a cousin of a juvenile found guilty in Albert's murder earlier, said, “He jumped in the air. He landed on Derrion’s head." Johnson is awaiting trial in a separate burglary case. Shannon can be seen in the now infamous cell phone video kicking Albert.

Shannon's attorney, Robert Byman, said that Shannon was trying to stop the rumble and that his kicks were "grazing" blows, at best.