Regent v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
A grand jury indicted Appellant Steven Regent on one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated assault. These charges arose out of an incident in which he twice, in quick succession, slashed his girlfriend's throat. He pled guilty, and the Court of Appeals affirmed on each count and the resulting sentence. The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the Court of Appeals’ conclusion that Regent’s convictions did not merge. The Court held that Regent’s conviction for aggravated assault merged with his conviction for aggravated battery, therefore reversing Court of Appeals. The matter was remanded for resentencing.