After a jury trial, the defendant was convicted of murder, armed robbery, and aggravated kidnaping for his part in the killing of two men, Tullio Infelise and Aldo Fratto. The defendant was sentenced to death, and he appealed his conviction and sentence directly to the supreme court. See Ill. Const. Art. VI, § 4(b); Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 603 (eff. July 1, 1971). The supreme court affirmed the defendant's convictions but vacated his death sentence and ordered that he be resentenced. People v. Gacho, 122 Ill. 2d 221, 522 N.E.2d 1146 (1988). On remand, the defendant was sentenced to imprisonment for life.
The evidence at the defendant's trial was detailed in the supreme court's decision on his direct appeal. For that reason, we recount that evidence only briefly here, along with additional details to provide context for the defendant's postconviction claims.
Judge(s): Thomas Hoffman
Jurisdiction: Illinois Court of Appeals, First District
Related Categories: Criminal Justice
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|Court of Appeals Judge(s)|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|Alan Goldberg||Office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender|
|Michael Pelletier||Office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|
|Anita Alvarez||Office of the Cook County State's Attorney|
|Marie Czech||Office of the Cook County State's Attorney|
|Alan Spellberg||Office of the Cook County State's Attorney|
|William Toffenetti||Office of the Cook County State's Attorney|