SANDWICH MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE
Kendall County State's Attorney Tim McCann announced Friday that a sentence of natural life in prison was imposed on David Komes of Sandwich by Circuit Judge James Wilson. Komes was convicted of six counts of predatory sexual assault of a child in connection with two incidents in the fall of 2003 in Yorkville. A jury convicted Komes in November. He also said he believes it was the first sentence of natural like imprisonment ever imposed in Kendall County. McCann, who prosecuted the case with First Assistant State's Attorney Eric Weis . . . Kendall County Record - 2004
PLANO MAN SENTENCED TO 56 YEARS
Edward Barkes, Jr. of Plano, who was convicted in November 2004 of seven counts of criminal sexual assault, was sentenced Friday to 56 years in prison. First Assistant State's Attorney Eric Weis, who prosecuted the case against Barkes, said that the sentence requires that Barkes serve 85 percent of his sentence before he would be eligible for parole . . . Plano Record - 2005
AURORA MAN GETS 23 YEARS
James Fitzgerald of Aurora, who was convicted of home invasion and kidnapping in October was sentenced to 23 years in prison for an incident that took place in April 2004 in Oswego. According to First Assistant State's Attorney Eric Weis, who prosecuted the case against Fitzgerald . . . Ledger-Sentinel - 2004
PLANO COCAINE DEALER GETS 15-YEAR SENTENCE
Matthew Petero of Plano pled guilty to possession with intent to deliver more than 900 grams of cocaine and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. "I hope that the sentence of 15 years in prison will make others thinks twice before they try to sell drugs in Kendall County," said First Assistant State's Attorney Eric Weis. He also said that it was the largest seizure of cocaine in Kendall County during 2004. . . Beacon News - 2005
WEIS BEST IN KENDALL STATE’S ATTORNEY RACE
After months of contentious campaigning to become the next Kendall County State’s Attorney, First Assistant State’s Attorney Eric Weis won the Republican nomination by a wide margin over Yorkville attorney Boyd Ingemunson. Weis won more than 58 percent of the vote, with 7,681 voters siding with his 10 years of experience . . . Beacon News 2006
ALFONSO SENTENCED TO NATURAL LIFE FOR MURDERS
A former Wheaton man was sentenced to natural life in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of a woman whose body was found at Silver Springs State Park on November 8, 1992. Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis stated that Michael Alfonso will have to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The family knows that he will die in prison. . . Kendall County Record 2007
YORKVILLE MAN SENTENCED IN MURDER OF FATHER
The first murder in the history of Yorkville has ended with a 21-year prison sentence. Benjamin Leifheit had pleaded guilty but mentally ill in October 2005. Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis argued that this murderer needs to be put away so that if and when he gets out, he will no longer be a threat to society. . . Beacon News 2007
GULTY ON ALL COUNTY IN OSWEGO CRASH
A Kendall County jury found Sandra
Vasquez guilty Wednesday afternoon of 16 counts of aggravated drunk driving and
five counts of reckless homicide in connection with a February 2007 crash in
Oswego that left five teenagers dead.
Vasquez was taken immediately into custody. Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis,
representing the prosecution, wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday
afternoon. . . Kendall County Record – 2010.
AURORA MAN GETS 97 YEARS IN PRISON FOR OSWEGO MURDER
An 18-year old Aurora man was
sentenced last week to 97 years in prison for the murder of a 16-year old
Aurora youth in a shooting in December of 2009 at Long Beach and Douglas Road
in Oswego Township. Weis commented, “It
is truly sad that Mr. Reyes made the choices he did in his life to get involved
in the Latin Kings, to buy into their life of violence and ultimately kill
another human being because of his loyalty to the Kings.” . . . Kendall County Record – 2012.
JURY FINDS SECOND MAN GUILTY IN 2009 SHOOTING
A Kendall County jury last week
found a second person guilty of murder in connection with a December 2009 drive
by shooting. Weis said the verdict
provides justice for the Ventura family.
“While nothing will ever change the tragic events of December 20, 2009,
the family mow will have the knowledge that those responsible for his death are
held accountable for their actions.” . . . Ledger-Sentinel – 2012.
ERIC WEIS REPRESENTED ILLINOIS AT MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Weis was selected as the Illinois
State’s Attorney representative for the Midwestern Regional Conference for
Reducing Recidivism hosted by the National Center for State Courts. Weis stated that the court system needs to
balance three different areas when imposing a sentence: punishment for the crime itself, protection
of the public, and reducing recidivism of the offender. . . Kendall County Record - 2014
COUNTY SAVED $548,587 BY HAVING ASSISTANT SA NEGOTIATE ITS EMPLOYEE UNION CONTRACTS: WEIS
Kendall County State’s Attorney
Eric Weis told the County Board last week that he believes that using his staff
to handle union contract negotiations was a success and saved the county over
half a million dollars in attorney’s fees.
“If the contracts were negotiated in the exact same amount of time, with
the exact same amount of meetings and the exact same amount of presence-you
would have spent $548,587.00. . . Kendall County Record – 2013.
2013 FIGHT CRIME - INVEST IN KIDS ILLINOIS
Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis was
recently appointed to the 2013 Fight Crime:
Invest in Kids Executive Committee.
Weis, who has been a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids since 2007, stated he was
honored to have been chosen as one of a handful of Illinois State’s Attorneys
to serve as a member of the Executive Committee. . . Plano Record - 2013.