Nos. 1-95-4033, 1-98-2295.

729 N.E.2d 934 (2000)

313 Ill. App.3d 491

246 Ill.Dec. 283

PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Kenneth HANSEN Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fourth Division.

May 18, 2000.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Leonard C. Goodman, of counsel; Arthur J. O'Donnell & Kenneth N. Flaxman, Chicago, for Appellant.

Richard A. Devine, State's Attorney of Cook County (Renee Goldfarb & Carol L. Gaines, Assistant State's Attorney, of counsel), for Appellee.

Presiding Justice HOFFMAN delivered the opinion of the court:

On October 18, 1955, the unclothed bodies of 11-year old Tony Schuessler, 13-year old John Schuessler, and 13-year old Robert Peterson were found in the Cook County forest preserves located near Lawrence Avenue and River Road. In September 1995, following a jury trial, the defendant, Kenneth Hansen, was convicted of the first degree murders of the three boys and, having elected to be sentenced under the...

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