Man sentenced to 20 years for role in 2007 murder of ice cream vendor
From press release
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Nov. 29 that on Nov. 22, after a sentencing hearing, Michael C. Jennings, 21, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Gary Pumilia to a term of 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of first-degree murder.
July 15, 2007, Rockford Police responded to 716 Loomis in Rockford. Officers discovered that Isidro Duran was selling ice cream from a cart when three males approached him and demanded money. As Duran ran away from the assailants, one of the males began shooting, striking Duran several times. Duran died from gunshot wounds to his back, buttocks and legs. Rafael Santos and Justin Dismuke are also charged with first-degree murder, and their cases are still pending.
The first-degree murder charge has a possible sentencing range of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with three years of mandatory supervisory release. The defendant must serve 100 percent of the sentence under Illinois law.
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