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10 Years in Prison for Oswego Home Invasion


Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis announced that Richard Gonzales (dob:06/18/72 of 104 Colonial Parkway) of Yorkville, Illinois was sentenced to 10 years in prison for an Oswego Home Invasion by Judge Tim McCann after a sentencing hearing late last month.

Judge McCann had previously found Gonzales guilty of Home Invasion after a two-day bench trial back in April of 2018. Gonzales’ conviction and sentence were the result of an investigation, which started back in April of 2014. The investigation showed that Gonzales entered a home in Oswego and struck both residents with a baseball bat, causing injury.

One of the victims, in his seventies, was a Vietnam veteran suffering from cancer. He sustained blows to face, head and shoulder. When the Oswego Police Department arrived on the scene, the victim had a visible laceration and swelling under his left eye. The other victim, a 50 year-old female, was struck in the chest with the bat. As Gonzales fled the residence, he told the female victim that he was going to come back and kill her family. Gonzales, a former neighbor of the victims, was positively identified and was apprehended by officers from the Oswego Police Department. Gonzales was subsequently charged with the offense of Home Invasion, a Class X Felony. State’s Attorney Eric Weis commended the efforts of the Oswego Police Department and the courage of the victims in bringing Gonzales to justice.

Gonzales must serve three years of Mandatory Supervised Release, otherwise known as parole, upon his release. His ten-year prison sentence must be served consecutive to a three year and nine month prison sentence imposed for the offense of Aggravated Domestic Battery in another Kendall County case. First Assistant Mark Shlifka and Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Dore prosecuted the case and secured the conviction.

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