No. 79,155.

265 Kan. 166 (1998)

960 P.2d 1271

STATE OF KANSAS, Appellee, v. CLEAVE SIMS, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Kansas.

Opinion filed May 29, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard Ney, special appellate defender, argued the cause, and Jessica R. Kunen, chief appellate defender, was with him on the brief for appellant.

Charles R. Reimer, assistant district attorney, argued the cause, and Nola Foulston, district attorney, and Carla J. Stovall, attorney general, were with him on the brief for appellee.

The opinion of the court was delivered by


This is a direct appeal by the defendant, Cleave Sims, from his convictions by a jury in Sedgwick County, Kansas, of one count of first-degree felony murder, two counts of aggravated battery, and one count of criminal discharge of a firearm. In total, the trial court sentenced Cleave to life in prison plus a consecutive 60 months. Cleave appeals his convictions and sentences.

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