View Full Version : Negro convicted for 2006 murder of WF, 48 in Peoria, IL sentenced to 60 years in prison

10-24-2015, 04:42 PM

Man convicted for 2006 murder sentenced to 60 years in prison
Updated Oct 23, 2015 at 8:45 PM


PEORIA — Calling the 2006 slaying of Robbin Underwood as “cold-blooded and callous” as he’s seen, a Peoria County judge on Friday sentenced one of the men involved to 60 years in prison.

Judge David Brown decried the March 16, 2006, shooting that left Underwood dead and her niece, Jennifer Lindler, seriously injured. Lindler had gone to the 1300 block of North Ellis Street to buy drugs from Micah Foreman when they were ambushed by Allen S. Fitzpatrick Jr. and several others who were in a rival gang.

Fitzpatrick, now 35, and others opened fire on Foreman, missed and then turned their attention to the women, who were unarmed. At least three weapons were fired at the women, who were trapped in a pickup truck.

Underwood died from a gunshot wound to the head. Lindler suffered several injuries to her legs, hips and body.

“If ever there was a definition of lack of regard for human life, that’s it,” Brown said.

Prosecutors urged a lengthy prison term, saying the women were not the intended targets and that Fitzpatrick and the others were cruising around town looking for Foreman. They laid in wait for him, knowing he hung out on that block and then jumped out in a gangland-style ambush.