State v. Buck

In State v. Buck, 173 W. Va. 243, 314 S.E.2d 406 (1984), the Court reversed a seventy-five year sentence for aggravated robbery where the defendant and a companion attacked and robbed a store owner. The defendant, age twenty-three, had a substantial juvenile record but no adult criminal record. Not only was the expression of remorse a factor in this Court's finding that Buck's sentence was disproportionate, but we also considered the sentencing disparity between the co-defendants. When his case was appealed to the Court after the lower court sentenced the defendant to a term of thirty years, this Court affirmed that sentence. State v. Buck, 178 W. Va. 505, 361 S.E.2d 470 (1987).