No. 70126.

610 N.E.2d 1 (1992)

155 Ill.2d 1

182 Ill.Dec. 577

The PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Appellee, v. Cecil SUTHERLAND, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Illinois.

Rehearing Denied March 29, 1993.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles M. Schiedel, Deputy Defender, Springfield, and Charles W. Hoffman, Asst. App. Defender, Chicago, both of the Office of the State App. Defender, for appellant.

Roland W. Burris, Atty. Gen., Springfield (Rosalyn B. Kaplan, Sol. Gen., and Terence M. Madsen and Michael M. Glick, Asst. Attys. Gen., Chicago, of counsel), for the People.

Justice HEIPLE delivered the opinion of the court:

The defendant, Cecil Sutherland, was indicted in Jefferson County for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and three counts of murder. After a change of venue from Jefferson County to Richland County, a jury convicted him of all charges. The same jury found him eligible for the death penalty based on the felony murder aggravating factor, and he subsequently was sentenced to death. Defendant took...

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