No. 3-98-0953.

729 N.E.2d 865 (2000)

313 Ill. App.3d 217

246 Ill.Dec. 214

The PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jeffrey MUSGROVE, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District.

May 10, 2000.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kerry J. Sluis (argued), Office of the State Appellate Defender, Ottawa, for Jeffery Musgrove.

John X. Breslin, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, Ottawa, James Glasgow, Will County State's Attorney, Joliet, Terry A. Mertel (argued), State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, Ottawa, for the People.

Justice HOMER delivered the opinion of the court:

After a stipulated bench trial, the defendant was convicted of the offense of escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6(a) (West 1998)), and sentenced to six years in prison. On appeal, he contends that the trial court erred in: (1) granting the State's motion in limine which barred him from presenting the affirmative defense of necessity, and (2) denying his motion to represent himself. After our careful review, we reverse and...

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