ST. CHARLES, Ill. (STMW) — A west suburban man convicted of attempted murder Wednesday for a 2009 shooting that left an 11-year-old girl wounded faces more than 100 years in prison when he is sentenced.
Dontae J. Torres, 21, of the 100 block of North Lincolnway in North Aurora was convicted by Circuit Judge M. Karen Simpson of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, each a Class X felony, according to a release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office.
In mid-July 2009, one of the victims told Torres to cease certain gang activities in an Aurora neighborhood, but Torres objected and showed a handgun to the victim, the release said.
On July 29, 2009, about two weeks after the initial confrontation, witnesses saw Torres approach a residence in the 800 block of Gillette Avenue and fire at least eight rounds from a handgun. The victims were on the porch at the time, and included an 11-year-old girl who was struck in her upper back.
Judge Simpson also ruled that Torres personally discharged a firearm that caused great bodily harm to the 11-year-old and injured the other victim. She set Torres’ next court appearance for 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 for motions and sentencing.
Torres faces a maximum of 105 years when he is sentenced on Sept. 1. He had been held in the Kane County jail on $1 million bond, which was revoked on conviction.
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