Criminal history scores
Defendant challenged his sentence for kidnapping, arguing that the trial court erred by using an incorrect criminal history score and abused its discretion by imposing a statutory maximum 480 month sentence that was not supported by severe aggravating factors. Defendant was convicted of first, second, and third degree assault, kidnapping, and domestic assault by strangulation involving the victim. And was also convicted of second degree assault of another who had intervened to help the first victim. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court’s findings as to the order in which the offenses occurred were warranted, as was imposition of the statutory maximum sentence. Affirmed.
State v. Blocker, A17-0847, Dakota County.
Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.