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04/28/89 the People of the State of v. David Lundell

April 28, 1989

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE

v.

DAVID LUNDELL, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT



APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS, THIRD DISTRICT

538 N.E.2d 186, 182 Ill. App. 3d 417, 130 Ill. Dec. 975 1989.IL.633

Appeal from the Circuit Court of Rock Island County; the Hon. Edward Keefe, Judge, presiding.

APPELLATE Judges:

JUSTICE HEIPLE delivered the opinion of the court. WOMBACHER, P.J., and STOUDER, J., concur.

DECISION OF THE COURT DELIVERED BY THE HONORABLE JUDGE HEIPLE

The defendant, David Lundell, was tried by a jury and convicted of one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1987, ch. 38, pars. 12-14(b)(1), 12-16(d)). He appeals, arguing that statements made by the prosecutor during closing arguments deprived him of a fair trial.

The record reveals that on February 26, 1987, a detective with the Moline police department went to the defendant's apartment to investigate a sexual abuse complaint involving the defendant. The defendant invited the detective into his apartment and said that he had been expecting the police to call. He then gave the detective a calendar and told him that it contained everything the detective would want to know, because the defendant had recorded in code on the calendar all of his sexual contacts with various children. At the police station, the defendant gave a statement to the detective and then directed the police to other incriminating items that could be found in his apartment. The defendant also explained the code he had used on the calendar.

The primary defense offered by the defendant was that he was insane at the time the alleged crimes occurred. The record showed that the defendant had been suffering from a manic disorder since 1969, when he was discharged from the Air Force due to his mental condition. In support of his defense, the defendant presented the testimony of psychiatrist Eric Ritterhoff, who testified that the defendant suffered from a manic bipolar ...


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