No. 43785-6-II.

335 P.3d 960 (2014)

183 Wn. App. 390

STATE of Washington, Respondent, v. Dontrail Monique LATHAM, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 2.

September 3, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John A. Hays , Attorney at Law, Longview, WA, for Appellant.

James Smith , Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney, Kelso, WA, for Respondent.


¶ 1 Dontrail Latham appeals his life sentence, imposed pursuant to the Persistent Offender Accountability Act (POAA).1 Latham argues that he does not qualify as a "persistent offender" because his two Nevada offenses, a guilty plea to battery with "substantial bodily harm" and an Alford2 plea to voluntary manslaughter, are not comparable to Washington State's "most serious offenses...

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