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Three Years Prison Time For Men Who Robbed Edgewater Resident As He Lay Dying

Eric Hall

It was a horrible accident that took the life of Edgewater resident and area bartender Eric Hall. However, what made the event shockingly worse is that two men robbed him as he lay dying instead of getting the critical help afterwards that may have saved his life. Now the pair is going to do prison time.

Pleading guilty to one count of theft from a person in exchange for their sentences, both 51-year-old Calvin Greyer and 21-year-old Derrick Robie each will do three years in prison. Robie also pleaded guilty to stealing another man’s wallet five days earlier and was sentenced to a concurrent three-year term with 500 days jail time credit after being incarcerated since arrested

According to Chicago police, the 48-year-old victim Eric Hall who lived on the 1200 block of W. Granville in Edgewater, fell down a flight of steps coming down from the Loyola red line train platform on January 13, 2018. As he laid unconscious and bleeding at the foot of stairs for some time, surveillance video from the scene showed both Greyer and Robie going through his pockets taking his personal belongings.

Calvin Greyer and Derrick Robie

Hall was later found by a CTA employee around 5 a.m. He was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was finally pronounced dead four days later on January 17

Both Greyer and Robie were eventually arrested for the crime. Judge Timothy Chambers accepted both the plea deals.

Hat Tip: CWBChicago.com

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