Diigo Post Excerpt:
The defendant was charged by an indictment filed on June 11, 2009, with two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. He entered a not guilty plea on June 23, 2009, and on December 4, 2009, the district court denied the motions to suppress the evidence, statement, and identification. On May 23, 2011, the defendant's trial began; it resumed on May 25, 2011, and concluded on May 26, 2011. The jury found the defendant guilty of attempted aggravated rape (count 1), attempted aggravated kidnapping (count 2), attempted forcible rape (count 3), and aggravated kidnapping (count 4). He was sentenced on August 11, 2011. On counts one and two, the defendant was sentenced to serve forty years at hard labor; on count three, he was sentenced to serve fifteen years at hard labor, and on count four, he was sentenced to serve life imprisonment at hard labor. The sentences are to be served without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence and were ordered to run concurrently with each other and with any other sentence that appellant may be serving. His motion for appeal was granted that same day.