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The Supreme Court affirmed the sentence Defendant received in connection with his guilty plea to rape and attempted murder. A jury sentenced Defendant to a term of life imprisonment for rape plus sixty years on the charge of attempted first-degree murder. The circuit court ordered the sentences to be served consecutively. Defendant requested the maximum sentence in open court. Defendant, however, appealed, challenging his sentence. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s sentence and granted appellate counsel’s motion to withdraw, holding that certain adverse rulings challenged by Defendant did not provide meritorious grounds for reversal, and therefore, an appeal would be wholly frivolous.