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People v. Justin Cavazos, 2015 IL App (2d) 120444

Other Crimes Evidence - Defendant argued that motive and intent were not at issue and therefore evidence of his involvement in another gang-related shooting was inadmissible. The People's motion in limine to introduce this evidence was granted finding that the subsequent crime was similar to those charged. The People had to prove defendant was present in the drive-by vehicle and that, for purposes of accountability, he shared his brother's intent to commit first degree murder and attempted murder. The Court found that the subsequent crime, the shooting of a rival gang member- a purported La...[More]

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