State v. Ross

In State v. Ross, 184 W. Va. 579, 402 S.E.2d 248 (1990) the Court upheld a defendant's 100-year sentence for attempted aggravated robbery. 184 W.Va. at 580, 402 S.E.2d at 249. The defendant was also convicted of burglary and first degree sexual assault. The defendant had broken into the victim's apartment while the victim was not home. When she returned home, the defendant sexually assaulted her and demanded money. In upholding the defendant's sentence, this Court acknowledged that the defendant was young and did not have a lengthy felony conviction record. Id. at 582, 402 S.E.2d at 251.