8-year prison term for pushing man onto Loop CTA tracks

Isiah Cirton | CPD

A South Loop man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for intentionally pushing another man onto the Blue Line tracks in Dec. 2018.

Isiah Cirton, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Prosecutors agreed to drop attempted murder and three additional aggravated battery charges in the plea deal. Judge Neera Walsh approved the agreement and sentenced Cirton.

A 32-year-old man told police he was standing on the Monroe Blue Line platform when Cirton pushed him onto the tracks around 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2018.

The victim suffered serious injuries from the fall, but he was not struck by a train, police said at the time.

With 318 days credit for time spent in jail awaiting trial and Illinois’ standard 50% sentence reduction for good behavior, Cirton will be released from prison on Dec. 9, 2022.

Cirton’s previous criminal record includes three concurrent 3-year prison sentences for a series of burglaries in 2009.

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