Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
March 30th, 2017
State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that Clifton Wyatt (D.O.B. 11/13/87) was sentenced to 37 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Ronald White. Wyatt was found guilty of 2 counts of First Degree Murder after a jury trial in January of 2016.
On November 4th, 2010, Rockford Police were called to an apartment at 3809 Sage Drive for a possible shooting. When officers got there, they found Ladarrick Torry lying on the ground outside a window. A witness, inside the apartment with Torry at the time, said a man wearing a mask broke in through a patio door and shot the victim. Detectives recovered the mask at the scene and DNA found inside of it was matched to Clifton Wyatt. Bullets, also found at the scene, matched a gun that Wyatt had on him when he was arrested on another offense in Chicago in December of 2010.
First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Deputy State’s Attorney F. James Brun