Gen. No. 68-74.

108 Ill. App.2d 81 (1969)

246 N.E.2d 859

The People of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. William Johnson, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois — Third District.

Rehearing denied April 29, 1969.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald Coplan, of Morrison, for appellant.

L.E. Ellison, State's Attorney of Whiteside County, of Morrison, for appellee.


This cause involves an appeal from a conviction for murder following a jury trial in the Circuit Court of Rock Island County. As a result, defendant was sentenced to serve 14 to 25 years in the penitentiary.

On appeal in this cause, defendant contends (1) that he was not proven guilty of murder beyond a reasonable doubt; (2) that if he was guilty of any offense it was manslaughter and not murder on...

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