Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Charles M. Schiedel, Deputy Defender, and Lawrence Bapst, Assistant Defender, of the Office of the State Appellate Defender, Springfield, and Victor Arturo Arana, law student, for appellant.
James E. Ryan, Attorney General, Springfield, and Karen Adams, State's Attorney, Carthage (Joel D. Bertocchi, Solicitor General, and William L. Browers and Jay Paul Hoffmann, Assistant Attorneys General, Chicago, of counsel), for the People.
Supreme Court of Illinois.
Justice THOMAS delivered the opinion of the court:
At issue is whether the State, in defendant Daniel Ramsey's first trial, proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he was eligible for the death penalty. We hold that it did.
Following a jury trial in the circuit court of Hancock County, defendant was convicted of two counts of first degree murder; three counts of attempted first degree murder; and one count each of aggravated criminal sexual...
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