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People v. Hairston

FEBRUARY 9, 1973.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,

v.

LEROY HAIRSTON, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



APPEAL from the Circuit Court of Cook County; the Hon. L. SHELDON BROWN, Judge, presiding.

MR. JUSTICE ENGLISH DELIVERED THE OPINION OF THE COURT:

Rehearing denied March 29, 1973.

OFFENSE CHARGED

Murder (two counts). Ill. Rev. Stat. 1967, ch. 38, par. 9-1 and par. 9-1 (a-2).

JUDGMENT

After a jury trial, defendant was found guilty and sentenced to a term of not less than 75 nor more than 150 years.

CONTENTIONS RAISED ON APPEAL

1. Defendant was denied his right to a speedy trial.

2. The Illinois alibi statute is unconstitutional.

3. Defendant was wrongfully denied a change of venue.

4. Defendant was deprived of his right to a fair trial in that:

(a) evidence of gang membership was wrongfully admitted;

(b) evidence of a relevant nature was wrongfully restricted in two specific instances;

(c) evidence of an emotionally inflammatory nature was wrongfully admitted.

5. Defendant's constitutional right against self-incrimination was violated.

6. The trial court's supplemental charge to the jury was ...


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