The defendant further testified that he was drunk on the night in question; that he had been drinking beer and that he was kicked out of a bar, five or six times, that night; that he had been drinking whiskey with Dishinger and was drinking beer when the men were at the lake, but that he had not drunk any whiskey since coming home; that he did not have any screwdrivers in his pockets and that he did not know anything about a screwdriver being thrown on the ground.
The only issue presented by the appeal is the sufficiency of the evidence to sustain the conviction. When the defendant made a motion for directed verdict, the only evidence presented on behalf of the defendant was his own testimony. By his own testimony, the defendant's guilt was established. By his own testimony, the defendant admitted having gone to the liquor store to steal some *520 whiskey; that he took a screwdriver with him; that he broke a window; that he and Dishinger were struggling over the screwdriver when the police arrived and arrested the defendant; that he took a swing at Dishinger; that he and Dishinger fought over the screwdriver; that the screwdriver was found at the scene; and that Dishinger later identified it as being like the one he had used.
[1-3] While the defendant's testimony did not negate his intent to commit the crime, the testimony of the police officers that the defendant admitted having committed the crime, and the testimony of the two eye witnesses that the defendant took a swing at Dishinger and that he struggled with Dishinger over the screwdriver, was sufficient to sustain the defendant's conviction. The credibility of the witnesses, particularly the defendant, was for the jury to determine. People v. Pugh, 412 Ill. 136, 105 NE2d 569.
For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the Circuit Court of Madison County is affirmed.
DRUCKER, P.J. and DEMPSEY, J., concur.
Coronary heart disease in the elderly: more than a simple accumulation of risk factors.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. It has been suggested that CHD mortality in the elderly may be largely driven by the burden of multiple noncardiac comorbidities. However, the association between the load of noncardiac comorbidities and CHD mortality has not been fully investigated.
In a written confession admitted into evidence Dishinger said that when the police arrived they asked him to show them where he had been. Dishinger led the police to the liquor store, and the owner identified Dishinger as the one who had broken into the store.
With the relevant evidence of Dishinger's participation in the burglary adduced from Dishinger's oral and written confessions the prosecution was obliged to prove the defendant's lack of consent to Dishinger's entry into the liquor store. Dishinger's oral and written confessions of the burglary were admissible against the defendant in accordance with section 111-11 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1975, ch. 38, par. 111-11). 827ec27edc