Garrison v. Commonwealth of KentuckyAnnotate this Case
Appellant appealed his maximum sentence of twenty years imprisonment for the crimes of second-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence as a second-degree persistent felony offender. At issue was whether the trial court erroneously admitted evidence of prior parole violations during the sentencing phase. The court affirmed the judgment and held that trial court properly admitted the parole violations under KRE 404(b) where they were offered for the purpose of truth-in sentencing. The court also held that appellant had inherent knowledge, constructive notice, that his prior acts could be used against him and therefore, no further specific notice was required.