People v. Lard

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 110836
Decision Date: 
June 28, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
HARRIS
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Defendant was convicted, after bench trial, of residential burglary. Preliminary hearing testimony of officer was admitted, although officer died prior to trial. Mere speculation that discovery might have produced evidence beneficial to Defendant cannot support Defendant's argument that his counsel's cross-examination of officer at preliminary hearing was not adequate and effective. (QUINN and CONNORS, concurring.)