No. 1-00-3128.

793 N.E.2d 719 (2003)

341 Ill. App.3d 729

275 Ill.Dec. 948

The PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Michael SMITH, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fifth Division.

June 30, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Office of the State Appellate Defender, Chicago (Tiffany Green, of counsel), for Appellant.

State's Attorney, County of Cook, Chicago (Renee Goldfarb and Peter Fischer, of counsel), for Appellee.

Justice REID delivered the opinion of the court:

Following a jury trial, the appellant, Michael Smith, was found guilty of first degree murder and armed robbery. The trial court subsequently sentenced Smith to serve 50 years' imprisonment for first degree murder and 20 years' imprisonment for armed robbery with the sentences running concurrently. On appeal, Smith maintains: (1) he received an unfair trial because he did not have an impartial jury, (2) the trial court...


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