A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi:
STANLEY J. HELMER SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN THE PENITENTIARY
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Stanley J. Helmer, 60, of Cary, was sentenced today to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the class 1 felony offenses of
- Attempt Solicitation of Murder for Hire and
- Solicitation of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
following a guilty plea.
Defendant admitted to attempting to solicit a convicted felon to kill the victim or purchase a gun to shoot the victim in March of 2011.
In sentencing the defendant to the Department of Corrections, the Court found that a sentence of probation would deprecate the serious nature of the offense.
This case was investigated by the Illinois State Police and Oakwood Hills Police Department.
This case was prosecuted for the State by Assistant State’s Attorneys David Johnston and Sharyl Eisenstein.