Ridgely v. State

In Ridgely v. State, 739 P.2d 1299 (Alaska App. 1987) the Court affirmed the 99-year sentence for the second-degree murder conviction of Bosch, one of Ridgely's co-defendants. Bosch was a juvenile at the time of the offense and had been adjudicated a delinquent for burglary and theft. The superior court concluded that Bosch was as culpable as her co-defendants who were convicted of first-degree murder. The Court noted that it was "difficult to imagine a more brutal, callous, and gratuitous crime of violence" and affirmed Bosch's sentence, concluding that the record supported a worst-offender finding despite Bosch's youth.