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The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that Defendant's claim was barred by res judicata.
Defendant pled guilty to two counts of forgery, two counts of burglary, and one count of aggravated burglary. Defendant challenged his sentences on multiple occasions. At issue on appeal were Defendant's two motions to correct an illegal sentence, filed in 2018 and 2020. The district court denied both motions. On appeal from the denial of his latest motion, Defendant argued that he was entitled to credit against his Wyoming sentences for time spent in Colorado. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that because Defendant already litigated his claim, he was now barred from raising that claim.