People v. Pikes

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 115171
Decision Date: 
November 21, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.
Justice: 
GARMAN
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; remanded.
Evidence of prior shooting incident was improperly admitted at murder trial under the other-crimes doctrine. The doctrine was inapplicable as Defendant neither committed nor participated in the prior incident. Evidence of prior incident was relevant to show defendant's motive for drive-by shooting that resulted in victim's death. (FREEMAN, THOMAS, KILBRIDE, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)