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State of Idaho v. Joel Dennison Mckean

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO


March 6, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO,
PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
JOEL DENNISON MCKEAN,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Ada County. Hon. Michael E. Wetherell, District Judge.

Per curiam.

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 389

Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk

) THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED ) OPINION AND SHALL NOT ) BE CITED AS AUTHORITY

Judgments of conviction and consecutive unified sentences of fifteen years, with a minimum period of confinement of ten years, for aggravated battery and five years determinate for stalking in the first degree, affirmed.

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

In these consolidated appeals, Joel Dennison McKean pled guilty to aggravated battery (Idaho Code §§ 18-903(b), 18-907(a)) and misdemeanor battery (I.C. § 18-903(a) (in Docket No. 39213) and was sentenced to a unified sentence of fifteen years with ten years determinate on the aggravated battery conviction.*fn1 In Docket No. 39213, McKean pled guilty to stalking in the first degree (I.C. § 18-7905) and the district court imposed a consecutive sentence of five years determinate. In each case, McKean was ultimately placed on probation. McKean appeals, asserting that the district court abused its discretion by imposing excessive sentences.

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, McKean's judgments of conviction and sentences are affirmed.


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