Dennis v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of capital murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, and two counts of kidnapping. Defendant elected to forgo sentencing by the jury. The State did not seek the death penalty for the capital murder conviction, for which Defendant automatically received a life sentence without parole. The circuit court sentenced Defendant as a habitual offender to concurrent terms of life imprisonment for the remaining offenses. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that, by making certain rulings, the circuit court did not deny Defendant (1) the right to self-representation, (2) the right of confrontation, or (3) the right to the assistance of counsel.