By James Malone, The Chicago Times
March 10, 2023
CHICAGO – A Chicago man has been sentenced to life in a federal prison for committing murder to maintain and increase his power in a violent Chicago street gang.
According to prosecutors, Pierre Robinson, 29, of Chicago, was found guilty of committing murder in aid of racketeering by a federal jury in August, 2022. The jury returned its verdict after a four-day trial in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Robinson was sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.
It was revealed in the course of the trial that Robinson allegedly murdered Glenn Houston, Jr., 23, on Dec. 23, 2014, for the purpose of maintaining and increasing Robinson’s position in the Evans Mob street gang. It is alleged that Robinson shot Houston multiple times inside a store in the 400 block of East 79th Street in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
The Evans Mob, aka “GuttaGang” and “Hitz Squad,” is a known criminal organization whose members and associates deal in narcotics trafficking and commit acts of violence, including murder, attempted murder, and assault, in order to amass and preserve the gang’s territory on the South Side of Chicago.
It was also revealed during the sentencing hearing that Robinson was involved in the murder and attempted murder of two other individuals, Hammood Dawoudi and DeShawn Danzler, on June 18, 2015.