People v. Hale

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 103537
Decision Date: 
September 18, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
QUINN
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded with directions.
(Court opinion corrected 9/21/12.) Probative value of evidence of earlier shooting substantially outweighed its risk to cause unfair prejudice and was thus properly admitted. Evidence would not tend to allow a jury to decide Defendant's guilt based on emotion, hatred, contempt, horror or any ground other than proof offered relating to murder. (CONNORS, concurring; CUNNINGHAM, dissenting.)