Chicagoan sentenced to life for killing teller


Share
Posted Online: April 03, 2013, 4:45 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

CHICAGO (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a Chicago man to life in prison for fatally shooting a 23-year-old teller during a South Side bank robbery.

There was little suspense heading into David Vance's sentencing hearing Wednesday. His 2011 conviction for killing Tramaine Gibson carried a mandatory life term without parole.

But emotions still ran high.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Gibson's father, Verton Gibson, addressed the court. He called the 34-year-old Vance 'vermin' who deserved to go away for life.

Vance robbed the Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan with two accomplices in 2007. Vance shot Gibson when the teller said he couldn't open the bank's vault. The three made off with $6,900.

Gibson's father told reporters later he's glad he'd 'never have to lay ... eyes on David Vance again.'














 




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)