September 12, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from
) the Circuit Court
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) of Cook County.
AARON BENNETT, ) Honorable
) Lawrence Terrell,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE QUINN delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a jury trial, defendant Aaron Bennett was found guilty of first degree murder
and sentenced to 60 years in prison. On appeal, defendant contends that: (1) the circuit court
erred in denying his motion to quash his arrest and suppress evidence; (2) the circuit court erred in
denying his motion to suppress his statements; and (3) the circuit court erred in barring his expert
from presenting testimony regarding defendant’s interrogative suggestibility or, alternatively, in
failing to conduct a hearing to assess whether the expert’s testing was accepted within the field
for purposes of admissibility. For the following reasons, we affirm.