#19: Second man charged with killing 7-year-old at McDonald’s was on 4 felony bonds, including robbery and gun cases

Demond Goudy | CPD

A Cook County judge on Friday ordered a second man held without bail in connection with the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams at a McDonald’s drive-thru on April 18. Like the first man prosecutors charged, Demond Goudy was awaiting trial in multiple felony cases at the time of the alleged murder, including robbery and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Goudy, 21, is the 19th person charged with killing, trying to kill, or shooting someone in Chicago this year while awaiting trial in other felony cases.

On Friday, Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Deboni said Goudy was one of two gunmen who emerged from a car and fired into the vehicle carrying Adams and her father as they sat at the fast food restaurant’s drive-thru menu board.

Police found 45 shell casings at the scene, including 19 from a forty-caliber handgun that prosecutors said Goudy fired. The girl died from multiple gunshot wounds. Her father survived a shot to his torso.

Deboni said Goudy had five felony adjudications as a juvenile between 2014 and 2017 for attempted possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, robbery, possession of a defaced firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Goudy was on bond for four separate felonies when he killed the girl, Deboni said.

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In September 2019, prosecutors charged Goudy with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number. His girlfriend posted a $500 bail deposit to get him out of jail, according to court records.

With the gun case still pending, Goudy was charged with robbery on September 6, 2020. Prosecutors said he stomped on a man while an accomplice went through the victim’s pockets.

During a bond hearing in the robbery case, an attorney from the Lawndale Christian Legal Center told Judge Arthur Willis that the agency had assigned Goudy a social worker and outreach worker who were “dedicated to his personal success.” The attorney said Goudy could only afford to post $500 to get out of jail.

Instead, Willis set a bail that would require Goudy to post $2,000 to get out and recommended that Goudy be placed on electronic monitoring should he be released. Within days, Goudy’s girlfriend posted the $2,000, and Goudy went home with an ankle monitor, according to bond records.

Judge Edward Maloney removed Goudy from electronic monitoring six weeks later. Within two weeks, on October 30, Goudy was arrested in the suburbs after police allegedly found him inside a stolen car. One of his attorneys said “someone” told Goudy the car had been rented.

Two weeks later, Goudy was charged with a felony narcotics case, record show. The state dropped the charges on November 23, but Goudy remained jailed on other matters until December 29, according to court records. On January 29, Judge Sacks ordered Goudy into custody on a charge of manufacture-delivery of cocaine. He got out by posting $500 three days later.

Then, on March 26, prosecutors hit Goudy with a new felony narcotics case after police said they found a bottle of “lean,” a mixture containing prescription-strength cough syrup, in the center cup holder of his car during a traffic stop. Another attorney from Lawndale Christian Legal Center, Catherine Crawford, appeared in bond court on his behalf.

Arguing that the allegations involve “a very small amount of a controlled substance,” Crawford repeatedly said Goudy was not a “safety risk.” Crawford argued that he had “lost many friends and family members, including his brother to violence,” and said he was personally shot in the stomach recently.

“He wants to take a different path,” Crawford told Judge Willis.

She argued that his attorneys “have been anxious to litigate” Goudy’s pending gun charges, which she said involve a gun that was found in a backpack in an Uber. Willis gave Goudy a recognizance bond in the new drug case and ordered him held without bail for violating the terms of release in his pending felony cases.

Less than a week later, on March 30, the judge in the pending cases increased Goudy’s bail amounts. Goudy’s father posted $7,500 to get him out of jail on April 2, sixteen days before Jaslyn Adams was shot dead at McDonald’s.

After Judge David Navarro ordered Goudy held without bail Friday, defense attorney Crawford asked Navarro to waive the cost of a hearing transcript because Goudy — who secured thousands of dollars to go free on multiple felony charges — is “indigent.” Navarro told her to file paperwork for consideration.

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