Shortridge v. State

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NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT JONATHAN SHORTRIDGE, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 2D03-5811 Opinion filed September 8, 2004. Appeal pursuant to Fla. R. App. P. 9.141(b)(2) from the Circuit Court for Lee County; R. Thomas Corbin, Judge. CANADY, Judge. Jonathan Shortridge challenges the denial of his motion to correct an illegal sentence filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(a). Because the two claims raised by Shortridge relate to convictions and not sentences, they are not cognizable under rule 3.800(a). See Rudolf v. State, 851 So. 2d 839 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003). One of the issues raised by Shortridge is a challenge based on the procedure used by the trial court to merge two convictions into a single conviction for first-degree murder. We do not reach the issue related to Shortridge s conviction for first-degree murder of whether the procedure used by the trial court was proper. We affirm the trial court s order denying the rule 3.800(a) motion to correct illegal sentence. Affirmed. WHATLEY and SALCINES, JJ., Concur. -2-