February 6, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
CARRANZ JONES, ) Honorable
) Clayton J. Crane,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE WOLFSON delivered the opinion of the
Following a bench trial, defendant Carranz Jones was
convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 37 years in
On appeal, Jones contends: (1) his counsel was ineffective
for failing to file a motion to suppress a videotaped confession
in which defendant invoked his right to remain silent; (2) he
proved second-degree murder by a preponderance of the evidence;
and (3) his mittimus should be corrected to reflect 1,648 days of
credit for time spent in custody. We affirm defendant’s
conviction and sentence and order the mittimus corrected.
At trial, the evidence showed that on June 2, 2000, the
defendant killed his girlfriend Diane Vance by beating her with a