Logourl black
From our private database of 13,800+ case briefs...

People v. Hickman

Appellate Court of Illinois
12 Ill. App. 3d 412 (1973)


Facts

Rock and Hickman (defendants) were confronted by police as they were leaving the scene of a burglary, and took off running. Sergeant Cronk ran to the back of the building and saw two individuals headed northwest. The individuals ignored Cronk’s commands and continued to flee, disappearing from his sight. Seconds later, Cronk spotted a man carrying a gun running in his direction. He ordered the man to drop his weapon, and when he did not, Cronk shot the man, killing him. It was later revealed the man Cronk shot was in fact a fellow police officer. Rock and Hickman, both unarmed, were found and arrested shortly thereafter. Rock and Hickman were charged and convicted of burglary and murder, pursuant to the doctrine of felony-murder, as codified in Ch. 38, §9-1(a)(3) of the Illinois criminal code. They filed a motion to arrest both judgments. The trial court granted the motion in part, arresting the murder conviction. The State of Illinois appealed to the Appellate Court of Illinois.

Rule of Law

The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision. To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

Issue

The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question. To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

Holding and Reasoning (Scott, J.)

The holding and reasoning section includes:

  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 170,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.