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Man sentenced to 71 years for 2017 murder, home invasion of Air Force veteran in McHenry

Adam C. Morris, 46, of McCullom Lake.

A man has been sentenced to 71 years in prison in connection with the murder of an Air Force veteran during an armed robbery and home invasion at a McHenry home in 2017.

Adam C. Morris, 46, of McCullom Lake, was sentenced by McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather on Friday in connection with the murder of Donald Jouravleff, 52, of McHenry.

Morris had been found guilty by a jury of two counts of first degree murder, armed robbery, burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Prosecutors said that Morris worked for Jouravleff’s wife, Heather Mills, who owned a moving company. Morris was at the couple’s home on May 26, 2017 and saw that there was $3,000 in the basement.

Police and prosecutors said that the next day Morris went back with Byron Howard, 37, of Wonder Lake, Charles A. Campo, 33, of McHenry, and Jared J. Fox, 27, of Wonder Lake, to the couple’s home in the 1800 block of Davis Avenue in unincorporated McHenry.

When Jouravleff answered the door, Morris shot him twice, killing him, prosecutors said. The men rushed into the home and demanded the money from the basement from Mills, authorities said.

Under Truth in Sentencing guidelines, Morris will serve at least 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

This case was investigated by the McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team and prosecuted by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorneys Randi Freese, Michael Combs and Victor Escarcida.

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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