September 21, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,
Appeal from the
Circuit Court of
James R. Epstein,
JUSTICE GALLAGHER delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a bench trial, defendant Calvin Richardson was convicted of burglary and was
sentenced to eight years in prison. On appeal, defendant contends that his trial counsel was
ineffective in failing to move to suppress evidence obtained when police effectuated a Terry stop.
Defendant also asks this court to remand his case to the trial court for a new fitness hearing
because he was not admonished of his right to confront witnesses. In addition, defendant
challenges the trial court’s order that he provide a sample for inclusion in DNA identification
The Illinois Supreme Court has directed us to vacate our previous Rule 23 order and
reconsider this case in light of People v. Luedemann, 222 Ill. 2d 530, 857 N.E.2d 187 (2006).