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Found guilty of 1st degree murder at trial. They put all responsibility on the defendant for the crime. No evidence or testimony that more than one person committed the crime. State alleged though that another person scoped out the murder scene. They charged that person with obstruction & that person was acquitted. Not charged with anything else.

 

Trial over and sentencing is scheduled. Yet, the State still giving defense current monitoring discovery on the defendant; copies of phone calls, copies of confiscated paperwork, still using snitches.

 

The evidence was weak against the defendant, and the defendant should not have been convicted and probably wouldn't have been if his attorney had done a better job at trial.

 

The State continuation of the murder investigation seems to indicate that the State knows the wrong person was convicted and is either still looking the find the correct person or else the State knows the evidence at trial was so weak the case will be back on appeal and it is hoping to find more evidence against the defendant to use then.

 

Either way, is the State allowed to investigate and monitor the defendant indefinitely before sentencing, after sentencing, and then all thru the rest of his life sentence in prison even after he is sentenced? Is there no point that this stops?

 

 

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13 hours ago, Aaron said:

Found guilty of 1st degree murder at trial.

 

Who was found guilty?  You?  Someone you know?  Some random person?

 

 

13 hours ago, Aaron said:

They put all responsibility on the defendant for the crime.

 

Who are "they"?  What does "put all responsibility on the defendant" mean?

 

 

13 hours ago, Aaron said:

The evidence was weak against the defendant

 

Apparently, the jury disagreed with your assessment.

 

 

13 hours ago, Aaron said:

is the State allowed to investigate and monitor the defendant indefinitely before sentencing, after sentencing, and then all thru the rest of his life sentence in prison even after he is sentenced?

 

As far as "monitoring" goes, the defendant is a convicted murderer.  Since Illinois no longer has the death penalty, he presumably will be sentenced to life in prison, so yes, he can expect to be "monitored" to a significant degree for the rest of his life.  As far as "investigation" goes, anyone can "investigate" anything at any time.  Determining whether any particular investigative technique is legal obviously depends on the specific facts.

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Never heard of such in all my life.Once the state proceeds to trial with a particular suspect,they already feel confident in their case,and fully expect a guilty verdict based on all the evidence they have,otherwise,they would probably Nolo(drop the charges)or attempt to offer a plea bargain.It is only the defense who would have any interest in investigating through a PI in hopes of discovering evidence that would convincingly point to someone else other than their client.The other way around would be ass backwards.Sorry,I don't get this one.

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