State v. Russell

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State v. Russell

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February 7, 2018
Case Time
9:00 AM
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Case Summary

A-17-0197 State v. Patrick Russell (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: Annie O. Hayden (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Sentence for first degree murder

Proceedings below: Russell’s mandatory life sentence without parole was vacated pursuant to State v. Mantich, 287 Neb. 320 (2014) based on his age of 17 when he committed the murder. After a hearing, Russell was resentenced to a term of 110 to 126 years’ imprisonment with 15, 789 days credit for time served.

Issues: The district court abused its discretion by imposing an excessive sentence on Russell. 

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