2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 520
Appeal from the District Court of the Fifth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Twin Fall County. Hon. G. Richard Bevan, District Judge.
Judgment of conviction and unified sentence of fourteen years, with a minimum period of confinement of one and one-half years, for grand theft, affirmed.
Fuller Law Offices; Daniel S. Brown, Twin Falls, for appellant.
Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General; Lori A. Fleming, Deputy Attorney General, Boise, for respondent.
Before GUTIERREZ, Chief Judge; LANSING, Judge; and GRATTON, Judge
Marie Ann Watkins pled guilty to grand theft. Idaho Code §§ 18-2403(1), 18-2407(1)(b)(1). The district court sentenced Watkins to a unified term of fourteen years, with a minimum period of confinement of one and one-half years. Watkins appeals asserting that the district court abused its discretion by imposing an excessive sentence.
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 ...