People v. Hurry

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 100150-B
Decision Date: 
September 12, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Henry Co.
Justice: 
McDADE
Holding: 
Affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded.
Defendant was convicted, after bench trial, of 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The independent evidence necessary to prove the corpus delicti is minimal. When a defendant confesses to ,multiple offenses, the corroboration rule request independent evidence tending to show that defendant committed each offense for which he was convicted. Minor's testimony established corroborating circumstances that tended to prove that Defendant's confession was accurate, as to some counts but not all.(CARTER and O'BRIEN, concurring.)