No. 87 C 02084.

742 F.Supp. 472 (1990)

Hernando WILLIAMS, Petitioner, v. James CHRANS and Neil F. Hartigan, Respondents.

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, E.D.

July 5, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jerold S. Solovy, Jenner & Block, Chicago, Ill., petitioner.

Jack Donatelli, Asst. Atty. Gen., Criminal Appeals Div., Kevin Sweeney, Asst. States Atty., Criminal Appeals Div., Chicago, Ill., for respondents.


ASPEN, District Judge:

On April 13, 1978, petitioner Hernando Williams pled guilty to armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, rape and murder. A jury later sentenced Williams to death. Williams now seeks habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, challenging the voluntariness of his guilty plea, various aspects of his capital sentencing hearing and the constitutionality of the Illinois death penalty statute. For the reasons that...

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