Chicago man sentenced to 12 years for burglary

Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 9:55 am    

Last week, a Chicago man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for residential burglary.  The man, 21-year old Michael Q. Roquemore, was held in police custody for a year before his trial.

In August, Roquemore went to trial on home invasion charges but the judge declared a mistrial after police use evidence that was not disclosed with the defense.  In September, Roquemore plead guilty to breaking into a home in Champaign a year before.  The defendant stated that he entered the home in hopes of finding drugs or money but found neither.

Roquemore was given 480 days of credit on his sentence for the time he spent in jail before his trial.

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