Docket No. 105530.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellant, v.
ANDRE RICHARDSON, Appellee.
Opinion filed September 24, 2009.
JUSTICE FREEMAN delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Thomas, Kilbride, Garman,
Karmeier, and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion.
Defendant, Andre Richardson, was charged in the circuit court of
Cook County with first degree murder (720 ILCS 5/9–1(a)(1), (a)(2)
(West 2000)). Following a jury trial, defendant was convicted as
charged and sentenced to a prison term of 40 years. The appellate
court reversed defendant’s conviction and remanded for a new trial.
376 Ill. App. 3d 537. We allowed the State’s petition for leave to
appeal. 177 Ill. 2d R. 315(a). We now reverse the judgment of the
appellate court and remand the cause to that court for further