Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
William J. Guste, Jr., Atty. Gen., Barbara Rutledge, Asst. Atty. Gen., Ossie Brown, Dist. Atty., Kay Kirkpatrick, Ralph Roy, Asst. Dist. Attys., for plaintiff-appellee.
Kathleen S. Richey, M. Michele Fournet, Asst. Public Defenders, for defendant-appellant.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
DIXON, Chief Justice.
In a second offender hearing, defendant, over counsel's objection, was required to testify about an earlier out-of-state conviction, without having been cautioned about his rights. His prior sentence for simple robbery was set aside, and defendant was sentenced to twenty-four years at hard labor.1
We find the twenty-four year sentence illegal, because it exceeds the maximum sentence provided in R.S. 14:65...
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