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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.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/12/2008
  • Published 06/06/2008

Judges

  • Justice WOLFSON delivered the opinion of the court:

Court

  • Appellate Court of Illinois

Counsel

  • 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.