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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Larry D. Mitchell v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:

Larry Mitchell challenges his sentence for the robbery and felony murder of three people. Mitchell argues that the aggravators used to enhance his sentence were not properly found under the standards set forth in Blakely v. Washington, 542 U.S. 296 (2004). Mitchell did not need to make a specific Blakely challenge at trial to preserve the issue, and he is entitled to review of that question. We conclude the trial court’s sentence should be affirmed.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 23, 2006 01:05 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions