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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC40828 - State v. Coltherst (Capital felony; murder; felony murder; kidnapping in first degree; robbery in first degree; robbery in second degree; larceny in first degree; conspiracy to commit kidnapping in first degree; larceny in fourth degree; motion to correct illegal sentence; "The defendant, Jamaal Coltherst, appeals from the judgment of the trial court resentencing him for crimes which he had committed when he was seventeen years old. The defendant claims that the court improperly (1) failed, pursuant to General Statutes ยง 54-91g, to account adequately for the defendant's youth at the time he committed the underlying crimes, and (2) afforded the defendant an opportunity to provide additional remarks to the court, in violation of his rights to counsel, due process, and allocution. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")