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Criminal Law Keyed to Kennedy
People v. Grant
Citation:46 Ill. App. 3d 125 (1977)
On December 13, 1974, the defendant was at a tavern. An altercation between another patron and the tavern owner broke out, and the police were called. They forcibly escorted the other patron outside where he continued to resist arrest. A hostile crowd of approximately 40 persons accompanied the police and patron as they exited from the tavern and approached the officers’ automobile. The crowd was cheering for the patron. Suddenly, the defendant burst through the crowd, and, using a parking meter for leverage, he leaped into the air, striking an officer twice in the face.
The defendant was transported to jail and placed in a cell. Approximately one hour after being arrested, he experienced a grand mal convulsive seizure and was immediately transported to a hospital. The record reflects that the defendant has a complicated legal and medical history. He had a history of violence when drinking. Defendant testified that his mind went blank at the tavern and that he remembered nothing until he awoke three days later. He stated that he has had previous blackouts and that he takes medicine for epilepsy.
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