People v. Wesley, 1-06-3172
A conviction and sentence to a 55 year prison term on two counts of first degree murder is affirmed over claims of error regarding: 1) the state's failure to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; and 2) the state's introduction of inadmissible hearsay evidence in violation of his Sixth Amendment rights. However, the mittimus amended to reflect only one conviction of first-degree murder since he could only be convicted once for the murder of the victim.
- Decided 05/12/2008
- Published 06/06/2008
- Justice WOLFSON delivered the opinion of the court:
- Appellate Court of Illinois
- For Appellant:
- Patricia Unsinn, Deputy Defender, and Emily R. Atwood, Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender, of Chicago, for Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Richard A. Devine, State's Attorney of Cook County, of Chicago (James E. Fitzgerald, Tasha-Marie Kelly, and Christin Duffy, of counsel), for Appellee.