No. 5-89-0570.

569 N.E.2d 1388 (1991)

212 Ill. App.3d 105

155 Ill.Dec. 777

PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Willie BANKS, Jr., Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District.

April 10, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel M. Kirwan, Deputy Defender, Lawrence J. O'Neill, Asst. Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Mount Vernon, for defendant-appellant.

William R. Haine, State's Atty., Edwardsville, Kenneth R. Boyle, Director, Stephen E. Norris, Deputy Director, Kendra S. Mitchell, Staff Atty., Office of the State's Attys. Appellate Prosecutor, Mount Vernon, for plaintiff-appellee.

Justice WELCH delivered the opinion of the court:

Defendant, Willie Banks, Jr., appeals from his sentence to natural life imprisonment as a habitual criminal following his conviction in the circuit court of Madison County for the offense of armed robbery. Defendant had been previously convicted of three armed robberies (committed in a single course of conduct) in 1973 and a fourth armed robbery in 1978.

Defendant was convicted of the instant armed robberies...

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