FILED: June 14, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
) of Cook County, Illinois.
v. ) No. 03 CR 24690
TRIANDUS TABB, ) Honorable James Egan,
) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a trial by jury, defendant, Triandus Tabb, was convicted of attempted first
degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, and aggravated vehicular hijacking. The trial
court merged the first two convictions and defendant was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment for
attempted first degree murder and 4 years' imprisonment for aggravated vehicular hijacking. The
trial court found that defendant had caused great bodily harm to the victim and ordered the
sentences be served consecutively pursuant to section 5-8-4(a) of the Unified Code of
Corrections. 730 ILCS 5/5-8-4(a) (West 2004).
On appeal, defendant contends that: (1) the trial court erred when it granted the State's
motion in limine, denying him the opportunity to use witness Norman Brown's juvenile
delinquency adjudication record to impeach the testimony of Brown and Eyvonne Ford; (2) the
trial court erred when it denied his motion for a directed verdict; (3) the State failed to prove him