Court overturns murder conviction based on improper confession
Defendant was convicted, after jury trial, of murder committed when defendant was 18. Evidence shows that defendant did not voluntarily make the statements the prosecution relied on for conviction, and thus court should have suppressed them. State failed to present sufficient evidence to prove defendant guilty. All the physical evidence and eyewitness testimony showed that shots came from a different place and at a different time than shooting described in defendant’s confession, and no physical evidence nor eyewitness testimony connected defendant to the shooting.
1st Dist. People v. Sanchez, 2018 IL App (1st) 143899 (4/10/18) Cook Co., 2nd Div. Reversed.