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People v. Shaw

DECEMBER 5, 1967.

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,

v.

JOHN SHAW, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



Appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Criminal Division; the Hon. HERBERT R. FRIEDLUND, Judge, presiding. Affirmed.

MR. PRESIDING JUSTICE ENGLISH DELIVERED THE OPINION OF THE COURT.

OFFENSE CHARGED

Unlawful sale of a narcotic drug. *fn1

DEFENSES RAISED AT TRIAL

Denial of the conduct charged, and entrapment. *fn2

JUDGMENT

After a jury trial, the defendant was found guilty and a life sentence was imposed. (Pursuant to section 38 of the Criminal Code (Ill Rev Stats (1965), c 38, § 22-40), the life sentence was mandatory when, at the hearing in aggravation, the court was advised of defendant's prior conviction in the United States District Court at Chicago for the unlawful sale of narcotics.)

POINTS RAISED ON APPEAL

(1) Defendant's motion to suppress evidence was arbitrarily denied.

(2) Cross-examination of the informer was unduly restricted.

(3) The court erroneously refused an instruction on entrapment.

(4) Defendant did not receive a fair trial.

(5) Defendant was not proved guilty beyond all ...


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