Man sentenced to 165 years for role in 2011 murder
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Lamont Cole, 28, has been sentenced to 165 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder, mob action and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Jan. 22, 2011, Rockford police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Sherman Avenue in Rockford in reference to numerous shooting victims. Upon arrival, police located Charles Spivey, deceased as the result of a gunshot wound to the head. Officers also located five other victims of gunshot wounds who were either found at the scene or had already been transported to the hospital. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined Cole had come to the scene of the shooting at 2003 Sherman Ave. armed with a handgun with two other armed individuals.
It was further determined that Cole exited the vehicle with a firearm along with the two other armed subjects and was involved in the actions that led to the death of Spivey and the shooting of the five other individuals. Further, Cole was previously convicted of the forcible felony of aggravated battery with a firearm and was, therefore, not permitted by law or eligible to possess a firearm.
The sentencing range for murder is 35 to 75 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The sentencing range for attempted first-degree murder is 21 to 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and two to 10 years for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and one to six years for mob action. The murder and attempted murder are all consecutive sentencing to each other.
Count 1 and 3 — First-degree murder, 50 years concurrent (100 percent to be served);
Counts 4-7 — Attempted first-degree murder, 25 years per count consecutive to each other and to first-degree murder;
Count 12 — Aggravated discharge of a firearm, 15 years consecutive to attempted murder charges and first-degree murder. Attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm (85 percent to be served);
Count 19 — Unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, 14 years (50 percent to be served); and
Count 23 — Mob action, six years (50 percent to be served). Count 19 and 23 are both concurrent to all other charges.
Posted March 22, 2013
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