Rollins v State

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Rollins v State
1935 OK CR 151
54 P.2d 224
58 Okl.Cr. 400
Decided: 11/08/1935
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

(Syllabus.)

1. False Pretenses -- Conviction for Obtaining Property Under False Pretenses Sustained. The evidence is sufficient to sustain the conviction.

2. Same -- Punishment Held Excessive and Reduced. For reasons for modifying judgment, see body of the opinion.

Appeal from District Court, Cleveland County; W.G. Long, Judge.

R.R. Rollins was convicted of obtaining property under false pretenses, and he appeals. Judgment modified, and, as so modified, affirmed.

Smith &. Harbison, for plaintiff in error.

Mac Q. Williamson, Atty. Gen., and Smith C. Matson, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.

DAVENPORT, P.J. The plaintiff in error, hereinafter referred to as the defendant, was by information jointly charged with Morris Massey, with the crime of obtaining property under false pretense; convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in the state penitentiary for three years, and fined $1,500.

Morris Massey was jointly charged with this defendant, and whose case in this court was No. A-8708, 58 Okla. Cr. 76, 49 P.2d 812, involved the same charge. The same facts are presented in this case as were presented in No. A-8708, therefore it is not deemed necessary to set out in this opinion the evidence.