Carter v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of three counts of rape. Appellant was sentenced to consecutive terms of imprisonment of life, fifty years, and fifty years. Appellant appealed, contending that the trial court committed a speedy trial violation and did not follow the strict dictates of Ark. R. Crim. P. 28.3(b)(1). The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Appellant’s trial date was well within the one-year period for a speedy trial, as the State met its burden to prove that any delay was excludable for speedy-trial purposes, and therefore, there was no speedy-trial violation in this case.