No. 1-87-1846.

569 N.E.2d 113 (1991)

210 Ill. App.3d 379

155 Ill.Dec. 113

The PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. George WILLIS, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fifth Division.

March 1, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Randolph N. Stone, Chicago (Elyse Krug Miller, of counsel), for defendant-appellant.

Jack O'Malley, Chicago (Inge Fryklund, William D. Carroll, and Eileen Rubin, of counsel) for plaintiff-appellee.

Justice McNULTY delivered the opinion of the court.

Following a bench trial, defendant George Willis was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to ten years in the Department of Corrections. The issues raised on appeal are: (1) whether the State failed to prove that defendant did not act in self-defense; (2) whether the trial court erred when it allowed a victim impact statement to be introduced at defendant's sentencing hearing; (3) whether in sentencing...

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