No. 34023.

11 Ill.2d 360 (1957)

143 N.E.2d 239

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Defendant in Error, v. ROBERT BURSON, Plaintiff in Error.

Supreme Court of Illinois.

Opinion filed May 23, 1957.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

EUGENE T. DEVITT, of Chicago, JOHN HEIMDAL, and LEACH GALVIN, both of Aurora, for plaintiff in error.

LATHAM CASTLE, Attorney General, of Springfield, and JOHN C. FRIEDLAND, State's Attorney, of Elgin, (FRED G. LEACH, BEN RIFKIN, and JOHN S. PETERSEN, of counsel,) for the People.

Reversed and remanded.

Mr. JUSTICE DAVIS delivered the opinion of the court:

After trial by jury in the circuit court of Kane County, Robert Burson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He sued out writ of error to review the judgment, and the errors assigned and argued here are: (1) that the trial court deprived the defendant of the effective assistance of counsel of his choice; (2) that defendant's constitutional rights were violated by the court...


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