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People v. Christopher Garcia, 2-15-1234, 2015 IL A

Reasonable Doubt

In Threatening a Public Official conviction (720 ILCS 5/12-9 (West 2012)):

The Appellate Court held that the defendant indirectly conveyed threats to Judge Tracy when he made threatening statements in the presence of law-enforcement personnel, who reported the threats to a police officer, who then informed Judge Tracy of the threatening statements. Also, the Appellate Court found that the defendant's statements were made knowingly. They stated that, "...the jury could reasonably infer that it was a practical certainty that threats against a judge, in the prese...[More]

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