Filed August 15, 2007.
IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
ILLINOIS, ) of the 10th Judicial Circuit,
) Peoria County, Illinois
MARTEZ HARRIS, ) Honorable
) James E. Shadid,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE CARTER delivered the opinion of the court:
After a jury trial, defendant, Martez Harris, was found guilty of armed robbery (720 ILCS
5/18-2(a)(2) (West 2004)) and was sentenced to 24 years’ imprisonment. Defendant appeals his
conviction and sentence and argues that: (1) he was denied a fair trial when the State improperly
impeached him in rebuttal with a certified copy of one of his prior juvenile adjudications; and (2)
the trial judge erred in sentencing by considering unreliable hearsay testimony regarding defendant’s
involvement in other criminal activity. We affirm.
Defendant was charged with the August 23, 2004, armed robberies of Steve Johnson (count
one) and Mary Helms (counts two and three). The indictment alleged that the defendant committed