Ward v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault in the second degree. Appellant was sentenced as a habitual offender to concurrent sentences of 120 months’ imprisonment for rape and 180 months’ imprisonment for second-degree sexual assault. Imposition of an additional 180 months’ imprisonment for second-degree sexual assault was suspended. The Supreme Court affirmed in part and remanded for resentencing in part, holding (1) Appellant’s ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims and trial error claims were not cognizable in the error-coram-nobis proceedings; but (2) the suspended imposition of an additional 180-month sentence for sexual assault caused the ultimate sentence to exceed the statutory range allowed for the offense, rendering it illegal on its face.