One Suspect Sentenced in 2018 Lake Villa Murder

(Waukegan, IL)  One of two men charged in the beating death of a man in Lake Villa, is on his way to prison. Jordan Toney pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder in the killing of 58-year-old Jerry Griffith back in June of 2018. The 22-year-old was hit with a 29-year prison sentence. The other suspect, 23-year-old Buddy Johnson, has a hearing next month where he is also expected to plead guilty. Prosecutors say the suspects did not know the victim, and that Griffith was simply walking home from a nearby store when he was attacked.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (10-19-21)