Gen. No. 51,838.

96 Ill. App.2d 153 (1968)

237 N.E.2d 841

People of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jorge Suarez, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois — First District, Second Division.

May 28, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gerald W. Getty, Public Defender of Cook County, of Chicago (Herbert Becker, Norman W. Fishman, and James J. Doherty, Assistant Public Defenders, of counsel), for appellant.

John J. Stamos, State's Attorney of Cook County, of Chicago (Elmer C. Kissane and Richard A. Rinella, Assistant State's Attorneys, of counsel), for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE McNAMARA delivered the opinion of the court.

Defendant, Jorge Suarez, was indicted for robbery and aggravated battery. At a bench trial he was found guilty of both offenses and sentenced to the Illinois State Penitentiary for two to five years on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently. Defendant appeals, contending that his constitutional right to a jury trial was not understandingly and knowingly waived, and that the State failed to prove him...

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