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Byron Howard Sentenced to 86 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections
April 24, 2019
BYRON HOWARD SENTENCED TO 86 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 37-year-old Byron Howard of Wonder Lake, Illinois, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Sharon Prather to 86 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after previously being found guilty by a jury of first degree murder, home invasion, armed robbery, armed habitual criminal and burglary.
On May 27, 2017, Byron Howard 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.