Fourth suspect charged in Leona's homicide

Paris Gosha, 19, of the 5300 block of South Wabash was charged Tuesday with one count of first degree murder and one count of armed robbery in connection with the June 2006 homicide at a South Side Leona's Restaurant.

On June 15, 2006, a manager of the Leona's at 1236 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park was shot twice as he was closing the restaurant.  He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The day before, manager Corey Ebenezer had fired a waitress, Erika Ray, 25.  Prosecutors alleged that Ray drove Lorenzo Wilson, then 18, Demetrius Gosha, then 14, and a fourth suspect to the restaurant where she knew Ebenezer would be closing up alone.  She directed the two men and the youth to a back door through which they entered and killed Ebenezer, prosecutors said.  $1700 was also found missing from the cash register.

Ray was charged with murder.  Wilson and Demetrius Gosha were both charged with murder and armed robbery.

Ebenezer, the father of three, was engaged to be married at the time of his death.

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