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Appeal of Wrongful Conviction - Battery - IL Appellate Court 07-3386 - Shelton - Illinois 2009

Appeal of Wrongful Conviction - Battery - IL Appellate Court 07-3386 - Shelton - Illinois 2009

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Published by Dr Linda Shelton
Appeal of wrongful conviction - Dr. Shelton was convicted of aggravated battery of officer who actually attacked her and falsified his records. She was convicted through extreme Nifong-like prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.
Appeal of wrongful conviction - Dr. Shelton was convicted of aggravated battery of officer who actually attacked her and falsified his records. She was convicted through extreme Nifong-like prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.

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 No. 1-07-3386IN THEAPPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOISFIRST DISTRICT
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLLINOIS
)Appeal from the Circuit Court)of Cook County, IllinoisPlaintiff-Appellee,))-vs-)No. 05 CR 1271801)
LINDA L SHELTON
)Honorable)Joseph KazmierskiDefendant-Appellant)Judge Presiding
BRIEF AND ARGUMENT FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT ______________________________________ LINDA L. SHELTON
Pro Se9905 S. Kilbourn Ave.Oak Lawn, IL 60453-3539(708) 952-9040
ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED
 
POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
1.
This case is null and void
ab initio
because of a legallyinsufficient indictment
…………………………………………………….…..10-13 Neder v. United States, 527 U.S. 1, 119 S.Ct. 1827, 144 L.Ed.2d 35 (1999)….10-11People v. Grieco, 255 N.E.2d 897, 898-899 (Ill. 1970) …………………….….10-11People v. Meyers, 158 Ill.2d 46, 51 (1994) ………………………………………..11Ill. Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, 725 ILCS 5/111-3 ………………………11People v. Davis, 281 Ill.App.3d 984, 987 (1996) ………………………………….11People v. Kamsler, 214 N.E.2d 562, 566 (Ill. 1966) ……………………………….11City of Chicago v. Powell, 735 N.E.2d 119, 125 (Ill.App.1
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Dist, 2000) …………11People v. Meyers, 630 N.E.2d 811 (Ill. 1994) ……………………………………..11People v. Smith, 259 Ill.App.3d 497 ……………………………………………….11People v. Intercoastal Realty, Inc., 148 Ill.App.3d 964, 971 (1986) ………………11People v. Brogan, 816 N.E.2d 643, 654 (Ill.App.1
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, 2004) ………………………..11People v. Potter, 125 N.E.2d 510 (Ill. 1995) ……………………………….10, 11, 12People v. Foxall, 283 Ill.App.3d 724 (1996) ……………………………………….11People v. Stoudt, 198 Ill.App.3d 124 (1990) ……………………………………11-12People v. Leach, 297 N.E.2d 450 (Ill.App.1
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, 1972) ……………………………....11United States v. Bobo, 344 F.2d 1076 (11
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Cir, 1003) …………………………….11United States v. Nance, 533 F.2d 699 (D.C. Cir., 1976) ……………………………11People v. Gerdes, 527 N.E.2d 1310 (Ill.App.5
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, 1988) …………………………11-122.
The grand jury indictment was obtained through fraud and deception uponthe grand jury. The State’s sole witness, a Cook County Sheriff investigatorknowingly or negligently provided false statements that denigrated defendant, aswell as withheld key exculpatory evidence from the grand jury, undermining thegrand jury’s ability to evaluate the evidence
………………………………….13-172
 
People v. Rodgers (1982), 92 Ill.2d 283, 287, 65 Ill.Dec. 929, 442 N.E.2d 240…….13People v. Lawson (1977), 67 Ill.2d 449, 456-58, 10 Ill.Dec. 478, 367 N.E. 2d 1244..13People v. Creque, 72 Ill.2d at 526, 22 Ill.Dec. 403, 382 N.E.2d 793 [1978]…………13Bank of Nova Scotia v. United States, 487 U.S. at 260-62, 108 S.Ct at 2377,101 L.Ed.2d at 241 [1988]…………………………………………………………13People v. Barton (1989), 190 Ill.App.3d 701, 709, 138 Ill.Dec. 36,546 N.E.2d 1091…………………………………………………………………..13People v. J.H, 136 Ill.2d 1, 554 N.E.2d 961, 143 Ill.Dec. 889 (1990)………………..13U.S. v. Gavran, 620 F.Supp. 1277 (E.D. Wis. 1985)…………………………………17U.S. v. Omni Intern. Corp., 634 F.Supp. 1414 (D. Md. 1986)……………………….17U.S. v. Asdrubal-Herrera, 470 F.Supp. 939 (N.D.Ill. 1979)………………………….17U.S. v Hogan, 712 F.2d 757 (2
nd
Cir. 1983)………………………………………….17U.S. v Phillips Petroleum Co., 435 F.Supp. 610, 77-2 U.S. Ta Cas.(CCH) P 9589, 40 A.F.T.R. 2d 77-5316 (N.D. Okla. 1977)………………………173.
The Trial Court violated the Sixth Amendment right to self-representationwithout legal basis. Then the Trial Court refused to pay the Defense Attorney for hisservices after Defendant fired him and the Trial Court refused to allow him towithdraw and Defendant to represent herself 
…………………………………..17-20 Neder v. United States, 527 U.S. 1, 119 S.Ct. 1827, 144 L.Ed.2d 35 (1999)……18, 20Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806, 95 S.Ct. 2525, 451, L.Ed.2d 562 (1975)…...18-20Illinois v. Allen, 397 U.S. 337, 350-351 (BRENNAN, J., concurring)……………18People v. Gibson, 136 Ill.2d 362, 144 Ill.Dec. 759, 556 N.E.2d 226 (1990)…….18-20
4.The Trial Court, although declaring Defendant indigent, denied Defendant’smotion for it to pay for expert witnesses, barred several expert witnesses, as well asother evidence, sustained State’s objection to numerous questions of criticalwitnesses by defense counsel, thus denying Defendant the right to confrontwitnesses, question defense witnesses, and introduce key exculpatory evidence. Thisdenied a fair trial
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