A change of venue due to pretrial publicity case is discussed in Episode 013 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast. People v. Sheley, is the case that is discussed. It demonstrates, that a change of venue is hard to win in court. [Read more…]
People v. Sheley, 2014 IL App (3d) 120012 (August).
Pretrial publicity prejudice was not a problem in this murder trial. Defendant received a fair trial because the trial was more than three years removed from the passion in the community and because voir dire resulted in an unbiased jury. [Read more…]
Difference Between GBMI and Insanity Defense
There is a clear and distinct difference between insanity defense and a GBMI (guilty but mentally ill) finding in Illinois.[Read more…]