State v. Edwards

The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of Defendant's motion to withdraw plea but vacated the lifetime postrelease supervision portion of his sentence, holding that the district court had no authority to order lifetime postrelease supervision and that the journal entry must be corrected to show that the district court waived the Board of Indigents' Defense Services (BIDS) administrative fee. Defendant pled guilty to two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated burglary, and one count of aggravated robbery. Thereafter, Defendant moved to withdraw his plea. The district court denied the motion and sentenced Defendant to two concurrent life sentences for the murders and 141 months' incarceration for the remaining crimes. The court also ordered a lifetime period of postrelease supervision and waived the BIDS attorney fee and BIDS administrative fee. The Supreme Court held (1) the district court did not err in denying Defendant's motion to withdraw his plea; and (2) this case is remanded with instructions to impose lifetime parole and to correct a clerical error in the journal entry regarding the BIDS administrative fee. View "State v. Edwards" on Justia Law