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Criminal Law Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Booth, George


SC20353 - State v. Francis (Murder; Whether appellate court correctly concluded that sentencing judge did not substantially rely on materially inaccurate information about defendant. "The defendant, Ernest Francis, appeals from the judgment of the Appellate Court, which affirmed the trial court’s denial of his motion to correct an illegal sentence. See State v.Francis, 191 Conn. App.101, 110, 213 A.3d 536 (2019). In the present appeal,the defendant claims that the trial court improperly denied that motion because the sentencing court substantially relied on materially inaccurate information.Specifically, the defendant claims that his sentence was based on inaccurate information concerning both (1) his criminal history, and (2) the particular manner in which he committed the underlying criminal offense. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the Appellate Court.")