A-13-0245, State v. Comacho (Appellant)
Scottsbluff County, District Judge Randall L. Lippstreu
Attorney for Appellant: Richard L. DeForge (Scottsbluff County Public Defender’s Office)
Attorney for Appellee: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal Action: Terroristic Threats (5 counts), Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony (5 counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (1 count)
Action Taken by Trial Court: Following a jury trial, the appellant was convicted of 5 counts each of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony and 1 count of felon in possession of a firearm. Thereafter, the district court sentenced the appellant to a total sentence of 30 years to 64 years’ imprisonment which included 28 years of mandatory sentences.
Assignments of Error on Appeal: The appellant contends that the district court erred in denying his motion for the appointment of new counsel, the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions, and the sentences imposed were excessive in that sentencing him for both terroristic threats and use of a firearm to commit a felony for each of the incidents complained of in the amended information subjected him to double jeopardy.