Antoine Walker Recounts Home Invasion

by November 07, 2010

Antoine Walker, victim of a home invasion in 2007 (one of a few Chitown players hit that summer), recounted the scary ordeal in court last week. WLS-AM 890 has the details: “A Cook County jury on Friday evening is deliberating the fate of a man accused of tying up former NBA star Antoine Walker and his assistant in an armed home invasion three years ago. Demorris Hill, 28, is one of four men charged in the July 9, 2007, armed robbery and home invasion of Walker’s River North home… On Wednesday, Walker testified, detailing his account of the attack. ‘I just wanted to follow directions and keep my head down,’ he said. Walker testified he was in his garage sitting in his Cadillac Escalade waiting for his assistant Tyrone Ivery to return from Niketown when three men accosted him. Walker said the $1,500 in cash and cell phone he had on his lap fell as he got up and ‘listened’ to the instructions the men gave him as they escorted him back inside the house with their weapons… The men took Walker’s briefcase that had $10,000 to $20,000 inside as well as 15 to 16 custom-made watches, cuff links and a diamond necklace, Walker said. Then they forced Walker and Ivery into Walker’s walk-in closet and duct-taped their ankles, arms and mouth before asking them to count to a thousand, Walker said. One man later returned and asked for the keys to Walker’s Mercedes CL550. Last year, Antoine Larkins was sentenced to 21 years in prison for his involvement in the crime. Gregory Reedfields, the getaway driver, was sentenced to four years. Hill and Larkins were also charged in the 2007 break-in at New York Knicks Center Eddy Curry’s Burr Ridge home.”