Mother of victim speaks out

Diane Clayton, mother of Browns Chicken victim Marcus Nellsen, center, seated, speaks to the media about the sentencing of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEOCVC000003" title="James Degorski" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/crime/james-degorski-PEOCVC000003.topic">James Degorski</a> at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501000000" title="Cook County" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county-PLGEO100100501000000.topic">Cook County</a> Criminal Courts building in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a>. James Degorski was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1993 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP0000016927" title="Brown's Chicken &amp;amp; Pasta, Inc." href="/topic/business/consumer-goods-industries/restaurants/browns-chicken-%26-pasta-inc.-ORCRP0000016927.topic">Brown's Chicken</a> & Pasta <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000201" title="Brown's Chicken Massacre (1993)" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/crime/homicide/browns-chicken-massacre-%281993%29-EVHST0000201.topic">massacre</a> in Palatine. Ill. Degorski, 37, was found guilty Sept. 29, of killing seven workers in the suburban restaurant. His co-defendant and high school friend, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEOCVC000004" title="Juan Luna" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/crime/juan-luna-PEOCVC000004.topic">Juan Luna</a>, was sentenced to life in prison two years ago for the murders
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( Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / October 20, 2009 )

Diane Clayton, mother of Browns Chicken victim Marcus Nellsen, center, seated, speaks to the media about the sentencing of James Degorski at the Cook County Criminal Courts building in Chicago. James Degorski was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1993 Brown's Chicken & Pasta massacre in Palatine. Ill. Degorski, 37, was found guilty Sept. 29, of killing seven workers in the suburban restaurant. His co-defendant and high school friend, Juan Luna, was sentenced to life in prison two years ago for the murders

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