September 17, 2008
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
EDWARD ISLAND, ) Honorable
) John J. Moran,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE QUINN delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant, Edward Island, was indicted by grand jury with eight counts of first degree
murder (720 ILCS 5/9-1(a)(1) (West 2006)) for the shooting death of Anthony Darring, Jr.
Following a jury trial, defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 60 years in the Illinois
Department of Corrections. On appeal, defendant argues that: (1) the testimony of four State
witnesses should have been suppressed as the fruit of his illegal arrest; and (2) he was not proven
guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. For the following reasons, we affirm.
On April 8, 1997, at approximately 12:43 a.m., Darring was shot in the doorway vestibule
of a two-flat apartment located at 8125 South Peoria Street in Chicago. He died from a single,