A leading appellate attorney reviews the Illinois Supreme Court opinion handed down Friday, February 16.
People v. Fair, 2024 IL 128373
By Kerry J. Bryson, Office of the State Appellate Defender
Darrell Fair was arrested for an armed robbery and murder in Chicago in September 1998. He was interrogated at Area 2 and made statements implicating himself and two others. Prior to trial, Fair filed a motion to suppress statements, alleging “physical, mental, and psychological coercion” and denial of counsel, but counsel later withdrew the motion without a hearing. Fair’s inculpatory statement was admitted against him at trial, and
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