1 Joshua Council's surname is given various spellings in the
June 16, 2008
) Circuit Court of
In re Dante W., a Minor ) Cook County.
(The People of the State of Illinois, )
Petitioner-Appellee, v. Dante W., ) No. 03 JD 4804
) The Honorable
) Rodney Hughes Brooks,
) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE GARCIA delivered the opinion of the court.
After a jury trial, the respondent, Dante W., was
adjudicated delinquent based on the commission of first degree
murder and aggravated vehicular hijacking. The respondent now
appeals alleging ineffective assistance of counsel and that the
trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress
statements. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
On January 11, 2003, Jimmy Patton was shot and killed in
Garfield Park. His car was also stolen. After arresting Joshua
Council,1 Chicago police detectives began looking for Robert
Hughes, Antonio Woodson, and the respondent. The respondent was
15 years old when he was arrested on September 22, 2003. The
State filed a petition for adjudication of wardship against the