Wing v. State

In Wing v. State, 14 Ark. App. 190, 686 S.W.2d 452 (1985), the trial judge stated that he thought it was presumptuous to "go against" a jury verdict, that he rarely did so, and stated that if the jury had wished the sentences to run concurrently, it would have so indicated. See Wing v. State, supra. Based on these comments, the Wing court found that the trial judge attempted to implement what he perceived the jury wanted rather than exercise his own discretion in sentencing, and therefore, reversed and remanded for resentencing. See Wing v. State, supra.