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People v. Hobson

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 110585
Decision Date: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
Justice: 
NEVILLE
Defendant was convicted, after bench trial, of murder, affirmed by appellate court. Defendant made a substantial showing, in his postconviction petition, that he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel by failing to object to substantive use of out-of-court statements by Defendant's sister and the father of her children, and by failing to discover and present at trial available evidence impeaching detective and showing the extent of favors two witnesses received from State immediately after their grand jury testimony. (HYMAN and MASON, specially concurring).