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Press Release-Perriyon King Sentence


Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

April 9th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Perriyon L. King (D.O.B. 11/9/1996) was sentenced to 90 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Donna Honzel.  King was found guilty of Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action Charges after a jury trial in October of 2018.

 Perriyon King Mug

On April 5th, 2017, at approximately 4:35 p.m. Rockford Police were called to the area of North Longwood Street and Rural Street after several reports that shots had been fired in the area. Officers found a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. The driver, 69-year-old Richard Griffin, had been hit by one of the rounds.  A second occupant in Griffin’s vehicle was not hurt.  Griffin was taken to the hospital, and is still being treated for the injuries he sustained.  Detectives learned the defendant, Perriyon King was firing shots at another vehicle occupied by two other persons near Longwood and Rural Streets when the vehicle Griffin was driving was struck.

 

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. Pursuant to statute, the sentence carries a mandatory additional 25 year sentence up to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections. King was sentenced to 55 years on one count of Attempt First Degree Murder. The defendant was sentenced to 35 years on the additional three counts of Attempt First Degree Murder and 15 years on Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Those sentences are concurrent to each other and consecutive to the 55 year sentence imposed for the Attempt First Degree Murder of Richard Griffin.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm 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.  These sentences will be served at 85%.

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.  

Mob Action is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

            The Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action convictions merge with the Attempt First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm convictions.  

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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