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21-Year-Old Found Guilty of Murder

By Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates  Mar. 26, 2012 1:43p

A DuPage County jury recently found 21-year-old L.V. guilty of murdering a teen from a local high school. The actual incident occurred nearly three years ago at the victim’s home. The 18-year-old victim, A.H., was outside his home when L.V. allegedly opened fire on him. A.H. was shot twice and died of the wounds caused by a .22 caliber handgun. Prosecutors on the case argued that the defendant attacked A.H. because he had been in communication with L.V.’s girlfriend. Apparently the two had dated for a short period of time before the girl and L.V. had a relationship. Have you been charged with murder or other homicide? Don’t hesitate to get the help of a skilled DuPage County criminal defense attorney immediately.

The trial was fraught with difficulties as three witness naming L.V. as the shooter later recanted their statements. Public defenders argued that the witnesses had been coerced by authorities into giving certain accounts. The prosecution continued to argue their case and after nearly 10 hours of deliberation, the jury found L.V. guilty of murder. L.V. will face sentencing in coming months and could receive anything from 45 years to life in prison.

DuPage County Murder Attorney

It goes without saying that a murder charge in DuPage County is a very serious thing to face and it is absolutely crucial that you have the skilled defense representation of a murder lawyer. Murder is one of the most harshly punished violent crimes and prosecutors will be doing their utmost to prove their case. Someone accused of this offense could be facing federal criminal justice actions where the prosecutions’ resources may be quite vast when it comes to supporting their argument. Illinois repealed the death penalty in 2011 but a conviction for murder can still mean a life spent locked up.

When the stakes are this high you need more than an inexperienced, overworked public defender. An attorney with us at the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates may be able to get you an outcome to your case that you never thought possible. Our team includes the experience of a former criminal prosecutor and former state assistant attorney. Get strong representation as soon as you are aware that you are being investigated for murder or other serious criminal offense.

Contact a DuPage County murder lawyer at our firm immediately by scheduling an initial consultation!

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