People v. Campbell

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 101249
Decision Date: 
September 25, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
MURPHY
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Defendant was convicted, after jury trial, of one count of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder. Court properly admitted evidence of Defendant's gang membership, as it explained murder victim's otherwise inexplicable act of confronting Defendant at gas station and was related to crimes charged and relevant to Defendant's motive for shooting. Court does not have sua sponte duty to ask prospective jurors gang bias questions during voir dire. No error in court failing to provide jury with limiting instruction as to evidence of Defendant's gang membership. (QUINN and CONNORS, concurring.)