Docket No. 105928.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellee, v. JENNA
M. CHRISTOPHERSON, Appellant.
Opinion filed November 20, 2008.
JUSTICE THOMAS delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Freeman, Kilbride, Garman,
Karmeier, and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion.
At issue is whether minors may be charged with delivery of
alcoholic liquor to a minor (235 ILCS 5/6–16(a)(iii) (West 2006)).
We hold that they may.
The State charged defendant, Jenna M. Christopherson, with
unlawful delivery of alcoholic liquor to a minor (235 ILCS
5/6–16(a)(iii) (West 2006)). The information alleged that defendant
provided a 30-pack of Icehouse beer and two cases of Bud Light
beer to Jamie L. Smith, a person under the age of 21. Smith died in
a one-car accident after drinking some of the beer allegedly
provided by defendant.