State v. DeAndaAnnotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree premeditated murder. The district court sentenced Defendant to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fifty years. The Supreme Court vacated the hard fifty sentence and remanded for resentencing, as required by Alleyne v. United States, 570 U.S. 99 (2013). On remand, Defendant moved to withdraw his guilty plea. The district court denied the motion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the record reflecting the entire plea process supported the district court’s exercise of discretion guided by the factors set forth in State v. Edgar, 127 P.3d 986 (Kan. 2006).