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Crime & Courts

Chicago woman set for bench trial in Streator murder case

Ashanti Roberts
Ashanti Roberts

A Chicago woman accused of being involved in a Streator murder has a trial scheduled to begin Thursday, May 9.

Ashanti Roberts, 22, is charged with the May 22 shooting death of Maria De la Torre during an attempted robbery at De la Torre's home. She said Thursday she is ready for trial by a judge.

Hashim Waite, 25, Chicago, also charged with the murder, had a hearing set for Friday, March 22. Waite testified against Tamil Adams, 17, who was found guilty Feb. 7 of the murder, in exchange for a deal in which Waite will likely have to serve about 15 years in prison. Waite said Adams was the triggerman.

Adams is to be sentenced Thursday, April 4. No trial date has been set for Waite.

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