Lindetta McGlory said she never understood why her 16-year-old son would sometimes make terrible decisions.
The youngest of six siblings, Marquis Harrison was an honors student at Urban Prep Charter Academy in East Garfield Park, where he had a 3.79 grade-point average his freshman year. Last fall, he quarterbacked his football team to an undefeated conference record and earned rookie of the year honors. School administrators said they saw a bright future for him.
But Harrison also had a troubled side. At 13, while living with his father in Kane County, he twice was caught in a stolen car and placed on juvenile probation. After his father died, he moved to the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side to live with his mother and sister. He sometimes stayed out late. He liked to party.
On Sunday morning, the decisions caught up with him, according to pro
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