Madison Man Kills Seven Family Members in Chicago
Apr 14, 2010 – Chicago, IL
James Larry shot and killed his mother, pregnant wife, infant son, and two nieces, one was also pregnant, while they slept.

He also shot his 13-year-old nephew Demond Larry, who survived. He then kicked in a door of a basement bedroom, pointed his weapon at Torino Hill, who lived in the home but wasn't related, and pulled the trigger several times. No bullets fired.

Larry then chased his 12-year-old niece Vincenity Corner down the street and fired a shot at her but missed. Corner contacted police.

A law enforcement source Wednesday said Larry told police he was hearing voices that told him to bring his family to Allah.

James Larry's sister told the Chicago Sun-Times that her brother became a Muslim while in federal prison and had recently begun making ominous comments about angels and demons. She said he carried the Quran and had said that something in the Muslim holy book instructed him to kill someone.

Particularly troubling to Abdullah was that Larry had named his son Jihad. The Islamic term comes from an Arabic noun meaning “struggle,” but its connotation in western societies is inflammatory and often understood as “war on behalf of Islam.”

James Larry (32)
Twanda Thompson (19) wife
Jihad Larry (7 months) son
Keyshai Fields (16) niece
Keleasha Larry (3) niece
Leona Larry Burton (57) Mother, Madison
Demond Larry (13) nephew
Torino Hill (35)

May 4, 2011 – Chicago, IL
Cook County Judge James Linn sentenced James Larry, of Madison, to five natural life sentences on murder charges, two 30-year prison sentences for attempted murder charges and two 45-year prison sentences for charges of intentional homicide of an unborn child.