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Press Release-Donald Harvey Sentence


Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

 

June 15th, 2017

 

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

 

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that today, Donald Harvey (D.O.B. 4/20/63) was sentenced to 39 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt. The defendant will also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for three years after he gets out of prison.  Harvey was found guilty of Attempt First Degree Murder and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm after a jury trial ending April 20, 2017.  The jury also found that the defendant personally discharged a firearm during the commission of the Attempted First Degree Murder.

 

 

 

In June of 2012, Rockford Police were called to a residence in Rockford after reports of a shooting. Officers located a victim inside the residence.  The victim told detectives that she was at home when her then husband Donald Harvey shot her multiple times with a shotgun.  The victim’s two children had called 911 from separate locations inside the residence.  The victim was taken to the hospital where she underwent surgeries for multiple gunshot wounds to her lower extremities.  One of the shots that the defendant fired struck the crib where the victim’s grandson was sleeping. 

 

 

 

            Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.  Truth in Sentencing applies to this sentence and it is served at 85%.  In addition, there is a sentencing enhancement of an additional 20 years that shall be added to any sentence for this offense, based on the jury’s finding that the defendant personally discharged a firearm during the commission of the offense.  Harvey was sentenced to 35 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on this charge, followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.  Truth in Sentencing applies to this sentence and it is served at 85%.  In addition, any sentence for this offense is mandatory consecutive to any sentence on the Attempt First Degree Murder. Harvey was sentenced to 4 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

The sentences will be run consecutively and, because of truth in sentencing, the defendant will serve 85% of the total 39 year sentence.

 

           

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Assistant State's Attorney

Alison Meason

 

Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444
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