Gen. No. 10,985.

108 Ill. App.2d 468 (1969)

247 N.E.2d 914

People of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. John Markword, Defendant-Appellee.

Appellate Court of Illinois — Fourth District.

May 22, 1969.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald G. Adams, State's Attorney of Adams County, of Quincy, and William A. Brown, Assistant State's Attorney, for appellant.

Harold L. Madsen, Public Defender, of Quincy, for appellee.

CRAVEN, J., delivered the opinion of the court.

[1-4] Section 103-5(a) of c 38, Ill Rev Stats 1967, provides, so far as is relevant to this appeal, that every person in custody in this state for an alleged offense shall be tried within 120 days from the date he was taken into custody unless the delay is occasioned by the defendant. This provision and its predecessors are statutory enactments designed to...

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