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Man sentenced for robbing disabled person

A Chicago man was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the robbery of a disabled man who was blindfolded and barricaded in his Southwest Side home during a violent home invasion in 2012, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Keleen Bishop, 23, was previously convicted of home Invasion with a Firearm for the incident which occurred during the early morning hours of Oct. 5, 2012, at a home in the 7200 block of South Oakley.

The victim, a 49-year-old disabled man was home alone when the defendant and an uncharged co-offender entered the home through an open window and robbed him.

According to prosecutors, Bishop and another man displayed a handgun and threatened the victim before barricading him in a room and blindfolding him.

The two men then ransacked the victim’s home and fled after stealing items from the home. The victim, who suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident, was able to positively identify Bishop and he was arrested and charged with this crime, according to authorities.

Cook County Judge Erica Reddick sentenced Bishop to the 21-year prison term during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago.

Alvarez thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys James Murphy and Joell Zahr as well as the Chicago Police Department for their work on this case.

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