THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 03 C2 20254
PAUL VICTOR McGEE, ) Honorable
) Marcia B. Orr
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE ROBERT E. GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a jury trial, defendant Paul McGee was found guilty of burglary and sentenced
to a term of 15 years’ imprisonment as a Class X offender. On appeal, defendant argues that (1)
the trial court erred by denying his motion to quash arrest and suppress evidence due to a lack of
probable cause; (2) the State failed to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, where
purportedly the only evidence against him was his possession of the proceed from the burglary;
and (3) trial counsel was ineffective by (a) failing to raise objections to Illinois Pattern Jury
Instructions, Criminal No. 3.15(b)(4th ed. 2000)(hereinafter IPI Criminal (4th No. 3.15), (b)
failing to object to the admission of the victim’s identification testimony, and (c) failing to object
to testimony identifying the defendant in a police show up procedure.
Prior to trial, defendant moved to quash his arrest and suppress evidence, specifically a
Palm Pilot portable computer that was seized from his person during a custodial search following