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On Sept. 19, Brandon L. Hinton of Hazel Crest, Illinois was convicted for the Sept. 2, 2011 attack of John Costulas in the 500 block of Howard Street, Evanston, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.  Mr. Costulas, who was left in a coma after the attack, succumbed to his injuries about a week later on Sept. 10, 2011, said the Commander. Mr. Hinton was charged was charged with the murder on Sept. 12, 2011. 

Mr. Hinton was convicted of first degree murder in a jury trial at the Cook County 2nd Municipal District Court Facility in Skokie, said Commander Parrott. He will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2013.