1 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. Troubling Murder Ruling May Be On Shaky Ground

    Atlanta's John Marshall Law SchoolTimothy O'NeillAugust 1, 2003

    The Illinois Supreme Court itself has recognized that second-degree murder is not a specific offense, but is merely a "lesser mitigated offense of first-degree murder." People v. Jeffries, 164 Ill.2d 104, 122 (1995).Thus, where a defendant who is guilty of "attempt first-degree murder" and a second defendant who is guilty of "attempt second-degree murder" each intended to commit the same specific offense -- murder.