Chicago man gets life in prison for Davenport murder

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L to R: Jessica Loerzel - Darius Johnson and Barry Hamilton (photos from Davenport Police)

After a mistrial and eventual conviction, a Chicago man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man whose body was found in a Davenport field.

The body of 41-year-old Robby Kohn was found in a field Saturday, December 8, 2012 near Utah Avenue and Telegraph Road.   Police said Kohn’s body had been accidentally run over, but that he actually died two days earlier from a single gunshot to the head.

After months of searching, police captured 21-year-old Darius Johnson in Gary, Indiana. Two other people confessed to their involvement in Kohn’s death.

Johnson’s first trial ended with a hung jury. A second jury returned a guilty verdict for the charge of first-degree murder in April 2014.

Johnson was sentenced Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to Scott County Attorney Mike Walton.