No. 2--06--0746 Filed: 6-13-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re MARVIN M., a Minor ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
) of Lake County.
) No. 06--JD--10
(The People of the State of Illinois, ) Raymond D. Collins and
Petitioner-Appellee, v. Marvin M., ) George Bridges,
Respondent-Appellant). ) Judges, Presiding.
JUSTICE O'MALLEY delivered the opinion of the court:
In an extended jurisdiction juvenile (705 ILCS 405/5--810 (West 2006)) jury trial,
respondent, Marvin M., was found guilty of the crimes of aggravated battery with a firearm (720
ILCS 5/12--4.2(a)(1) (West 2006)) and aggravated discharge of a firearm (720 ILCS 5/24--1.2(a)(2)
(West 2006)). Respondent was also found guilty of attempted first degree murder, but that
conviction was vacated by the trial court at sentencing. Respondent was committed to the
Department of Corrections and was given consecutive adult sentences of 20 years for aggravated
battery with a firearm and 4 years for aggravated discharge of a firearm, to be served if he did not
strictly comply with the terms of his juvenile adjudication. On appeal, respondent contends that the
trial court erred by denying his motion to suppress his statements to police, arguing that, under the
totality of the circumstances, his statements were not made voluntarily. We hold that respondent's
statements were voluntary and affirm.