MAY 24, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
JERMAINE EVANS, ) Honorable
) Kenneth J. Wadas,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE CAMPBELL delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a jury trial, defendant, Jermaine Evans, was found guilty of first degree
murder and sentenced to a total of 100 years' imprisonment, receiving 55 years' imprisonment
for the murder, enhanced by a consecutive sentence of 45 years for personally discharging a
firearm proximately causing the death of Larry Simmons. On appeal, defendant contends that:
(1) the prosecutor improperly cross-examined defense witness Calvin Williams; (2) the trial
court improperly allowed admission of other crimes evidence and evidence of the details
surrounding recovery of the murder weapon; (3) the prosecutor improperly elicited testimony
from defendant regarding the testimony of other witnesses who testified against him; (4) the trial
court improperly precluded defense witness testimony; and (5) his sentence is excessive. For the
following reasons, we affirm defendant's conviction and sentence.