No. 2--05--1265 Filed: 12-27-07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE ) Appeal from the Circuit Court of Du Page
OF ILLINOIS, ) County.
v. ) No. 05--CF--1579
JORGE A. MOREIRA, ) Honorable
) Perry R. Thompson,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE CALLUM delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a bench trial, defendant, Jorge A. Moreira, was convicted of home invasion (720
ILCS 5/12--11(a)(2) (West 2004)) and residential burglary (720 ILCS 5/19--3(a) (West 2004)). The
trial court denied defendant's motion for a new trial and sentenced him to concurrent 12- and 10-year
terms of imprisonment. Defendant appeals, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence for the two
convictions and arguing that his sentences are excessive. We affirm.
Margaret Gubbins, age 25 and the victim, testified that, on May 30, 2005, she was alone in
her apartment, No. 11, at 2239 Oak Ridge Drive in Aurora. She lived there with her boyfriend. The
unit is a ground-level apartment with an entry door and a sliding glass patio door. Shortly before
midnight, Gubbins left her apartment to purchase cigarettes. She exited through the entry door,
which automatically locks. She testified that the sliding glass door was probably unlocked. Gubbins