State v. Lee

Appellant was convicted and sentenced under pre-Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) law for first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. Appellant later filed motions to correct an illegal sentence based on State v. Murdock, 323 P.3d 846 (Kan. 2014), seeking to have his sentences converted to KSGA grid sentences. The district court summarily denied the motions. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not err when it ruled that Murdock did not provide a basis for granting Appellant’s motions; and (2) the district court did not err by denying Appellant’s motions without a hearing. View "State v. Lee" on Justia Law