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Adam C. Morris Sentenced to 75 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections

Post Date:05/14/2019 10:38 AM


May 14, 2019



Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 46-year-old Adam C. Morris of McCullom Lake, Illinois, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Sharon Prather to a total of 75 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after previously being found guilty by a jury of two counts of first degree murder, armed robbery, burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.  Under Truth in Sentencing guidelines, Morris will serve 60 actual years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

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.      

This case was investigated by the McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Randi Freese, Michael Combs and Victor Escarcida.


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