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ILLINOIS OFFICIAL REPORTS
Filed March 29, 2013
Defendant’s convictions for first degree murder and discharging a firearm in a shooting death were upheld…A jury found Tyrone Brewer, the defendant, guilty of first degree murder and personally discharging a firearm in the shooting death of Jeremy McEwen. Brewer was sentenced to 50 years’ imprisonment on the first degree murder conviction and a consecutive 30 years for personally discharging a firearm that caused McEwen’s death.
Jeremy McEwen was fatally shot on June 26, 2001, at about 10:15 p.m…
Dr. Miller originally testified during the hearing on Brewer’s motion to suppress. She said she treated Brewer between May and June of 2001, when he was referred to her for a psychiatric evaluation to determine if a homebound program was still needed from his school. She initially met with Brewer on May 14, 2001, and learned he had been beaten by police about 1 ½ months earlier and had been placed in a homebound program for school. Miller diagnosed Brewer with PTSD resulting from the incident and prescribed Zoloft to manage his symptoms.
Brewer next argues his aggregate 80-year sentence is excessive where the trial judge placed emphasis on a factor inherent in the offense and failed to adequately consider he was 18 years old at the time of the offense, had a minimal criminal background.