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Defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated arson, premeditated first-degree murder, and capital murder. The convictions stemmed from Defendant’s act of setting fire to a residence, which killed two people. Defendant was sentenced to two consecutive hard forty life sentences for the murders. Defendant later filed a pro se motion to correct an illegal sentence, arguing that the convictions were multiplicitous. The district court summarily dismissed the claim, concluding that the capital murder conviction would render moot any resentencing. The Supreme Court affirmed, albeit on different grounds, holding (1) Defendant’s multiplicity argument failed because multiplicity cannot be raised in a motion to correct an illegal sentence; and (2) Defendant’s contention that his sentence was unconstitutional similarly failed.