Carl Russell Booking Photo

Carl Russell booking photo. (DeKalb County Jail photo)

A Sandwich man, accused of Attempted Murder and other offenses in connection with a 2017 shooting in Sandwich, is on trial this week.

DeKalb County Court records show that jury selection and opening statements took place on Monday in the first day of jury trial for 45 year-old Carl Russell of Lillian Ln.

Court records indicate Russell is on trial Tuesday, Wednesday and potentially next week on Monday in front of Judge Phillip Montgomery.

In March, Russell's trial dates were pushed to June.

As WSPY has previously reported, Russell is accused of shooting Eric Peterson of Plano at 1131 Lillian Lane in Sandwich on July 2nd of 2017. Authorities said that Peterson was shot in the face. Advocates have said he is likely paralyzed for life.

Peterson was found lying in a driveway. The shooting allegedly occurred amid an incident at a housewarming party on Lillian Ln.

Records show that Russell is represented by Attorney Brian Wright and DeKalb County First Asst. State's Attorney Stephanie Klein is prosecuting the case.

In addition to counts of Attempted First-Degree Murder, Russell is charged with counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted of an Attempted Murder charge, Russell could face as much as a life sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He remains held in the DeKalb County Jail on $750,000 bond.