People v. English

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (4th) 120044
Decision Date: 
April 17, 2013
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Adams Co.
Justice: 
TURNER
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Defendant was convicted of robbery after jury trial. Court properly treated Defendant's motion for fingerprints or forensic testing on a handgun as a postconviction petition. The existence of another person's fingerprints, or the lack of Defendant's fingerprints on the gun,would not significantly advance a claim of actual innocence. Defenndat did not allege a sufficiently secure chain of custody of gun, and gun was not admitted into evidence in Defendant's case, but only photographs. (STEIGMANN and HOLDER WHITE, concurring.)