Castellanos v. StateAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder. The jury trial began 210 days after Defendant’s arrest and 869 days after his arraignment. The district court sentenced Defendant to three consecutive sentences of life without the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) there was no violation of Defendant’s right to a speedy trial under Wyo. R. Crim. P. 48 and the Wyoming and United States Constitutions; (2) Defendant was not denied the effective assistance of counsel by his first appointed counsel; and (3) the district court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Defendant’s challenges for cause against two jurors.