People v. Borghesi

In People v. Borghesi, 40 P.3d 15, (Colo. App. 2001), cert. granted (Colo. 2002), the court concluded that the defendant was improperly charged with two robberies at one bookstore. Although two clerks were threatened, the court treated the crime as one against property. The court thus determined that the charges were multiplicious and unconstitutional. Moreover, because Colorado law requires mandatory consecutive sentences for aggravated robbery when the crimes arise out of the same criminal episode, the court noted its concern about disproportionate sentencing.