State v. CordellAnnotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to one count of aggravated escape from custody. The district court sentenced Defendant to nineteen months in prison, basing the sentence in part upon Defendant’s criminal history score of A, which it calculated by classifying two of his 1986 Kansas juvenile burglary adjudications as person felonies. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the district court improperly classified Defendant’s prior burglary adjudications as person crimes for criminal history purposes because the classifications required judicial fact-finding that went beyond merely finding the existence of a prior adjudication or the statutory elements of the prior adjudication. Remanded.