Tyrell Jackson, 25, of Villa Park, was convicted in 2010 in the 2008 killing of John Rosales. Jackson's conviction was reversed by the Illinois Appellate court which ruled that Jackson made two statements to Naperville police that should have been suppressed, the Southtown Star reported.
Jackson was charged in the murder along with Courtney Mayes, 25, of Aurora, Cherrod Moore, 32, of Aurora, Reginald Chandler-Martin, 26, of Aurora and Justin Harper, 25, of Aurora.
Moore and Mayes were playing video games with Rosales in the Naperville man's home when Chandler-Martin and Jackson, both armed and wearing masks, burst in, according to prosecutors. Chandler-Martin ordered everyone in the residence to hit the deck and Jackson shot Rosales in the neck.
Harper, who supplied the guns used in the robbery, received five years.
Murder convictions for Moore and Mayes were overturned and both later pled guilty to aggravated robbery.
Chandler-Martin was convicted of murder and sentenced to 39 years in prison.