No. 99,711.

199 P.3d 1265 (2009)

STATE of Kansas, Appellee, v. James M. THOMAS, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Kansas.

January 30, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rachel L. Pickering, of Kansas Appellate Defender Office, argued the cause and was on the briefs for appellant.

David Lowden, chief appellate attorney, argued the cause, and Lesley A. Isherwood, assistant district attorney, Nola Tedesco Foulston, district attorney, and Stephen N. Six, attorney general, were with him on the brief for appellee.

The opinion of the court was delivered by LUCKERT, J.:

James M. Thomas was sentenced to life imprisonment under the provisions of K.S.A. 2006 Supp. 21-4643 after he pled no contest to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14 in violation of K.S.A. 21-3504(a)(3). On appeal, Thomas seeks to have his sentence vacated. We reject his request and affirm his sentence, concluding (1) his argument that the sentence constitutes cruel or unusual...

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