Docket Nos. 105314, 105316 cons.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellee and Cross-
Appellant, v. DARRYL SUTTON, Appellant and Cross-Appellee.
Opinion filed April 16, 2009.
JUSTICE THOMAS delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Freeman, Garman, Karmeier,
and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion.
Justice Kilbride specially concurred, with opinion.
Following a jury trial in the circuit court of Cook County,
defendant Darryl Sutton was convicted of seven counts of murder for
the sexual assault and fatal shooting of Monica Rinaldi. Defendant
was sentenced to four 100-year extended-term prison sentences and
three natural life sentences. On appeal, the appellate court reversed
defendant’s conviction and remanded for a new trial based on, inter
alia, its finding that the trial court had erred in admitting the
hypnotically enhanced testimony of David Janik, the sole eyewitness
to defendant’s crime. People v. Sutton, 349 Ill. App. 3d 608 (2004)
(Sutton I). On remand, the trial court granted defendant’s motion to
suppress Janik’s testimony and also granted defendant’s motion in