August 10, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County, Illinois.
) No. 04 CR 13669 (03)
TERENCE JONES, ) Honorable
) Stanley J. Sacks,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE JOSEPH GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a bench trial in the circuit court of Cook County defendant, Terence Jones, was
found guilty of first degree murder and attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault. Defendant
was sentenced to consecutive terms of 28 years’ and 7 years’ imprisonment, respectively. On
appeal, defendant contests the sufficiency of evidence to sustain his conviction for first degree
murder. Defendant also contends that the trial court abused its discretion in sentencing him,
because it did not adequately consider mitigating factors and because it improperly relied upon a
fact not in evidence. Defendant finally contends, and the State concedes, that the mittimus must
be corrected to reflect that he was convicted of attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault
rather than aggravated criminal sexual assault. For the reasons discussed below we affirm and
order the mittimus corrected.