State v. Goynes

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State v. Goynes

Case Number
S-15-0352
Call Date
December 1, 2015
Court Number
Douglas
Case Summary

S-15-0352 State (Appellee) v. Duante L. Goynes (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Honorable Marlon Polk

Attorneys: Duante L. Goynes (Pro se Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General's Office)

Civil: Postconviction Relief

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant's petition for postconviction relief.

Issue: The district court erred by 1) denying an evidentiary hearing on Appellant's postconviction claim that the trial court violated his Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment by imposing a sentence functionally equivalent to life for an offense committed when Appellant was a juvenile, and 2) denying an evidentiary hearing on Appellant's postconviction claims of cruel and unusual punishment.