No. 1-88-1234.

569 N.E.2d 26 (1991)

210 Ill. App.3d 200

155 Ill.Dec. 26

The PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Craig MUZARD, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Second Division.

Rehearing Denied March 27, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Genson, Steinback & Gillespie, Chicago (Edward M. Genson and Geena D. Cohen, of counsel), for defendant-appellant.

Cecil A. Partee, State's Atty., County of Cook, Chicago (Renee Goldfarb, Paul Gliatta and John deGrasse, of counsel), for plaintiff-appellee.

Justice DiVITO delivered the opinion of the court:

A jury found defendant Craig Muzard guilty of murder (Ill.Rev.Stat.1985, ch. 38, par. 9-1(a)(1), (2)), and he was sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. On appeal, defendant contends that his conviction must be reversed because (1) the State violated the trial court's in limine order, engaged in conduct designed to prejudice defendant and his counsel, and misled the jury in closing...

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