Courtroom No. 206 was hushed on Tuesday morning. Under dim fluorescent lighting, a week-long trial took its final bows before the jury left to determine a verdict for a Winnetka man accused of murder.
Later on Tuesday afternoon, Winnetka police said that David Kraybill, 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder of a childhood friend, Joel Cacharelis, 40, also of Winnetka. In February 2003, the victim was found facedown, with seven bullet wounds to the head and three bullet wounds on the back, on Forestway Drive beside the Skokie Lagoons. The jury also found Kraybill guilty of personally discharging a firearm that caused the death of the victim, according to police.