February 25, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from
) the Circuit Court
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) of Cook County.
ADDOLFO DAVIS, ) Honorable
) Marjorie C. Laws,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE QUINN delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant, while a juvenile, was transferred to the criminal courts where he was charged
with and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree
murder, and home invasion. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder
convictions and lesser concurrent terms on the other convictions. Defendant’s convictions and
sentences were affirmed on direct appeal. People v. Davis, No. 1-93-1821 (October 23, 1995)
(unpublished order under Supreme Court Rule 23), appeal denied, 165 Ill. 2d 556 (1996).
Defendant also filed several pro se petitions for relief under the Post-Conviction Hearing Act
(Act) (725 ILCS 5/122-1 et seq. (West 2002)), which were summarily dismissed by the circuit
court. These summary dismissals were affirmed by this court. Defendant now appeals from the
second-stage dismissal of a supplemental postconviction petition.