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State of Idaho v. Dennis L. Betty

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO


February 12, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO, ) PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
DENNIS L. BETTY,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Elmore County. Hon. Lynn G. Norton, District Judge.

Per curiam.

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 354

Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk

THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED OPINION AND SHALL NOT BE CITED AS AUTHORITY

Judgment of conviction and suspended unified sentence of ten years with a minimum period of confinement of three years for domestic battery with traumatic injury, affirmed.

Before GUTIERREZ, Chief Judge; LANSING, Judge; and MELANSON, Judge

Dennis L. Betty was convicted of domestic battery with traumatic injury, Idaho Code §§ 18-918(2); 18-903. The district court sentenced Betty to a unified term of ten years, with a minimum period of confinement of three years, suspended the sentence and placed Betty on supervised probation for seven years. Betty appeals, contending that his sentence is excessive.

Sentencing is a matter for the trial court's discretion. Both our standard of review and the factors to be considered in evaluating the reasonableness of the sentence are well established and need not be repeated here. See State v. Hernandez, 121 Idaho 114, 117-18, 822 P.2d 1011, 1014- 15 (Ct. App. 1991); State v. Lopez, 106 Idaho 447, 449-51, 680 P.2d 869, 871-73 (Ct. App. 1984); State v. Toohill, 103 Idaho 565, 568, 650 P.2d 707, 710 (Ct. App. 1982). When reviewing the length of a sentence, we consider the defendant's entire sentence. State v. Oliver, 144 Idaho 722, 726, 170 P.3d 387, 391 (2007). Applying these standards, and having reviewed the record in this case, we cannot say that the district court abused its discretion.

Therefore, Betty's judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.

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