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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one

In Spenser A. Krempetz v. State of Indiana, a 15-page opinion, Judge Rucker writes:

Spenser A. Krempetz appeals his sentence of life imprisonment without parole (LWOP) after pleading guilty to murder, a felony, conspiracy to commit murder, a Class A felony, and criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, a Class B felony. Krempetz presents three issues for review which he phrases as follows: 1. Was there sufficient evidence to establish the two aggravators relied upon by the trial court to support the sentence of life without parole? 2. In imposing the sentence of life without parole on the conviction for murder and enhancing the sentences for the other two felonies, did the trial court properly weigh the aggravating and mitigating circumstances? 3. Was the sentence inappropriate under Indiana Appellate Rule 7(B)? We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 29, 2007 01:00 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions