State v. Brown

In State v. Brown, 177 W. Va. 633, 355 S.E.2d 614 (1987), the Court upheld a sixty-year sentence for aggravated robbery. The defendant had robbed a restaurant owner, using a knife, and had sexually abused the victim. The defendant was also convicted of first-degree sexual abuse for which he received a one-to-five-year consecutive sentence. In upholding the defendant's sixty-year sentence for aggravated robbery, this Court recognized the violent nature of the crime and the use of a weapon. The Court also observed that the defendant had not expressed remorse for his crimes. Id. at 642, 355 S.E.2d at 623.