No. 72-100.

7 Ill. App.3d 401 (1972)

287 N.E.2d 289

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. REX MATREL BOOTHE, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois — Second District.

Rehearing denied October 4, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Linda West Conley, of Defender Project, of Chicago, for appellant.

Philip G. Reinhard, State's Attorney, of Rockford, for the People.

Reversed and remanded.

Mr. PRESIDING JUSTICE SEIDENFELD delivered the opinion of the court:

Defendant appeals from a conviction of murder and a sentence of 20-30 years in prison, following a jury trial. He complains of the admission of a confession, the giving of instructions elaborating on the meaning of "reasonable doubt", and the failure to give his tendered instruction as to the lesser included offense of manslaughter.

A preliminary issue is raised...


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