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Court upholds Adamcik sentence

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of Torey Michael Adamcik in the death of Cassie Stoddart when he was 16-years-old.

Adamcik had sought post-conviction relief in the district court on several claims, including ineffective assistance of counsel. He also claimed his sentence violated the federal and state bans against cruel and unusual punishment.

Adamcik’s lawyers appealed after the district court denied all of Adamcik’s claims.

On appeal, Adamcik contended the district court made a mistake.

But in its decision issued Tuesday, the State Supreme Court determined the district court did not err in determining that Adamcik failed to demonstrate his counsel provided ineffective assistance.

The court also found the court appropriately considered Adamcik’s youth and that his fixed life sentence did not violate his Eighth Amendment rights prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment.

You can see the Idaho Supreme Court decision here.

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