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Appellant was convicted of kidnapping and felony stalking. The Supreme Court reversed the stalking conviction but affirmed the kidnapping conviction. On remand, the district court amended the sentencing order. Appellant subsequently filed a motion and a second motion to correct an illegal sentence, arguing that the amended sentence improperly increased his punishment for kidnapping, that the public defender who represented him at trial improperly approved the amended sentence, and that the jury had been improperly instructed at trial. The district court denied the motions. The Supreme Court affirmed the denial of Appellant’s motions, holding that Appellant failed to establish that his amended kidnapping sentence was illegal.