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State of Idaho v. Lee Ann M.A. Skellenger

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO


May 3, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
LEE ANN M.A. SKELLENGER, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Ada County. Hon. Cheri C. Copsey, District Judge.

Per curiam.

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 481

Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk

THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED OPINION AND SHALL NOT BE CITED AS AUTHORITY

Judgment of conviction and suspended unified sentence of seven years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years, for possession of a controlled substance, affirmed.

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

Lee Ann M.A. Skellenger pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance. I.C. § 37- 2732. In exchange for her guilty plea, additional charges were dismissed. The district court sentenced Skellenger to a unified term of seven years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years. The district court suspended the sentence and placed Skellenger on probation. Skellenger appeals.

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, Skellenger's judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.

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