Joliet Man Handed 80 Years in Jail for 2020 Joliet Murder

By Kathy Whitaker, The Chicago Times

May 17, 2023

JOLIET, IL – A Joliet man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for the murder of another man after a heated argument.  

According to prosecutors, Nathaniel Hill, 44, of Joliet, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Daniel Rippy to 80 years in prison for the 2020 murder of Derrick Williams-Scott.   Hill, a convicted felon, received 75 years for first degree murder and 5 years for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

It is alleged that on June 12, 2020, Hill and Williams-Scott had an argument while seated inside a car.  During the argument, Williams-Scott allegedly struck Hill in the back of the head and left the car.  Hill then allegedly left the car and shot Williams-Scott multiple times.  It is further alleged that Hill then fled the scene in the car both men had occupied.  Hill was arrested later that morning.

Nathaniel Hill