Docket No. 105767.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellee, v.
RICHARD HODGES, Appellant.
Opinion filed July 15, 2009.
JUSTICE FREEMAN delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Kilbride and Burke concurred
in the judgment and opinion.
Justice Garman concurred in part and dissented in part, with
opinion, joined by Justices Thomas and Karmeier.
Following a jury trial, defendant, Richard Hodges, was convicted
of first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and
unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. The circuit court of Cook
County sentenced him to 70 years’ imprisonment. On direct appeal,
the appellate court affirmed defendant’s convictions and sentences.
People v. Jackson, Nos. 1–03–2233, 1–03–3099, 1–03–3216 cons.