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Auroran re-sentenced in Naperville drug murder

Cherrod L. Moore

Cherrod L. Moore

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Updated: February 11, 2013 7:39AM

The second of two men who had their convictions overturned in a 2008 narcotics-related murder in Naperville has been resentenced in that case.

Cherrod L. Moore, 32, of Aurora, had been found guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of John D. Rosales at his townhouse in Naperville. Moore was convicted in Nov. 2010 and sentenced to 20 years in prison, as was his cousin, Courtney B. Mayes, 25, also of Aurora.

Illinois Appellate Court panels later ruled Naperville police did not have probable cause to detain and then charge Moore and Mayes in the slaying. That made the verbal and written confessions the men gave police inadmissible as trial evidence.

Judge Richard C. Schoenstedt this week resentenced Moore on a felony charge of armed robbery, sentencing him to 15 years in prison.

Rosales, 23, died following a party that began the evening of March 31, 2008 and lasted into the early-morning hours of April 1.

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