One of the two brothers accused of the deadly shooting on Nykea Aldridge, nephew of NBA star Dwayne Wade, has pleaded guilty for her murder.
Derren Sorrells, 24, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the first degree in the death of Aldridge in 2016, a 32-year-old quadruped.
Aldridge had pushed her baby daughter into a pram on the south side of Chicago when she was beaten and killed with her head and arm.
Sorrells accepted a plea agreement and will be sentenced on 29 January.
Derren Sorrells, 24, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting of Nykea Aldridge, the nephew of NBA star Dwayne Wade
Prosecutors have advised that he will receive 27 years in prison, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Sorrells accepted the plea agreement after his brother Darwin, 28, was guilty of conspiracy last month to commit a murder and agreed to testify against his brother.
Prosecutors have advised that Darwin will receive 20 years' imprisonment after working with researchers.
The brothers, who are documented gang members, were both released during the shooting.
The authorities said that Derren asked his brother for help on the day of Aldridge's death and claimed that a stranger had threatened him with a pistol.
The brothers then confronted the man with the display of their firearms and he fled on foot.
Derren told the police that he had fired 11 or 12 shots at the man, missed him and hit Aldridge in the process. Her baby was not harmed.
Aldridge had pushed her baby daughter into a pram on the south side of Chicago when she was beaten in her head and arm and was killed in August 2016
Sorrells (right) accepted the plea agreement after his brother Darwin, 28, (left) last month was guilty of a plot to commit a murder and agreed to testify against his brother
Surveillance cameras were imprisoned. Derren and Darwin with guns in their hands and both brothers were initially accused of murder.
But Darwin quickly confessed to the investigators that his brother was the one who fired the shots that killed Wade's cousin.
Shortly after the shooting, Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson revealed that Darwin was a six-fold weapon-offender.
He was jailed for six years in 2013 for a new firearm crime, but was released in February 2016.
In the meantime Derren was released after a vehicle theft and he carried an electronic label when Aldridge was shot.
Johnson said the tag was disabled at the time of the murder under city rules that criminals have a certain number of "free hours". per day.
& # 39; I'm frustrated. You should be frustrated. All Chicago residents should be frustrated. It is time we change the way we treat ordinary offenders in Chicago, "Johnson said at a press conference after the shooting.
The death of Aldridge was tragic enough just a few hours after Wade had spoken about the violence that his home country Chicago had on Twitter, and called for it to stop.
He soon discovered that the same violence would affect the life of his own cousin, and confirmed her death with a heartbreaking tweet
Johnson called on the legislators to become serious & # 39; about the gun problem in Chicago, and demanded that recidivists be put in prison and be held there & # 39 ;.
The death of Aldridge was tragic enough just a few hours after Wade had spoken about the violence that his home country Chicago had taken on Twitter, and that it had to stop.
Spokesman Pastor Edward Jones of the family said that Aldridge was simply looking for a better life and loved God and her family
He soon discovered that the same violence had taken on the life of his own cousin.
& # 39; My cousin was murdered today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 children lost their mother for NO REASON. Unreal, & # 39; Wade tweeted after learning her death.
Wade followed the heartbreaking message with: & # 39; #EnoughIsEnough. & # 39;
Spokesman Pastor Edward Jones of the family told NBC Chicago that Aldridge was simply looking for a better life.
& # 39; She loved God, loved her family, & # 39; said Jones.
& # 39; Like everyone else, I just wanted to live a better life, a better life. & # 39;
& # 39; This is tragic because it came to us now. Something has to happen. This has to stop. & # 39;
The shooting – and Aldridge's connection with Wade – caught Donald Trump's attention during his campaign for the presidency.
& # 39; Dwayne Wade's cousin just got shot and killed while she ran her baby in Chicago. Exactly what I said. African Americans will VOTE TRUMP! & # 39; he wrote after removing the original tweet, in which he had spelled the name Wade incorrectly.
The authorities said that Derren asked his brother for help on the day of the shooting, and claimed that a stranger had threatened him with a pistol. He fired shots at the man, but beat Aldridge
Wade convicted the tweet and said that Trump killed his cousins & # 39; had used as a ruse for political gain.
& # 39; It has left a bad taste in my mouth because of what my family has to deal with and what our city of Chicago has to deal with, & # 39; he added.
In 2016, a total of 769 people were killed in Chicago.
August, the same month that Aldridge was murdered, was the most violent month in more than two decades in the city with 92 murders in all.
Wade (pictured with his actress wife Gabrielle Union) has demanded action to tackle the firearm crime that took over parts of the city