UPDATE THURSDAY 9:15 A.M.: The jury has found Jeremiah Roberts guilty of murder and robbery in the slaying of John Sullivan.
He will be sentenced on Jan. 13.
On a cold January evening nearly three years ago, 49-year-old John Sullivan knocked on the door of a home on the city’s west side, court documents say. He thought he was just delivering a pizza.
He didn’t know he was walking into a trap.
Two young men waited on the other side of the door, prosecutors allege. They were drifters, crisscrossing their way across the country on foot or by hitchhiking. A well-meaning woman allowed the two homeless men, Jeremiah Roberts and Derek Romano, to temporarily stay in a barn behind a residence