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Adam C. Morris Found Guilty of Two County of First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Burglary and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon
March 21, 2019
ADAM C. MORRIS FOUND GUILTY OF TWO COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ARMED ROBBERY, BURGLARY AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON BY A FELON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 46-year-old Adam C. Morris, McCullom Lake, IL, was found guilty after a jury trial of two counts of first degree murder, armed robbery, burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
On May 27, 2017, Adam Morris and another co-defendant, while armed with firearms, burglarized the McHenry home of Donald Jouravleff. During the unlawful entry, Donald Jouravleff was shot and killed, and his wife was robbed at gunpoint.
The defendant will be sentenced on May 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The sentencing range for first degree murder is 20 to 60 years in the department of corrections. Under truth in sentencing guidelines the defendant must serve 100 percent of any sentence he receives for the offense of first degree murder. The sentencing range for armed robbery is 21 to 45 years in the department of corrections. The sentencing range for burglary is 3 to 14 years in the department of corrections. Finally, the sentencing range for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon is 2 to 10 years in the department of corrections.
This case was investigated by the McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Victor Escarcida and Randi Freese.