State v. Spence

In State v. Spence, 182 W. Va. 472, 482, 388 S.E.2d 498, 508 (1989) the Court upheld a defendant's sixty-year sentence for armed robbery of a convenience store in Spence. The defendant had held a large kitchen-type chopping knife to the store clerk's back and demanded the money from the cash register. Upon obtaining the money, the defendant commanded the store clerk to get down on the floor while he left. In affirming the defendant's sentence, this Court noted that the defendant had several prior convictions including one for armed robbery. Id. at 482, 388 S.E.2d at 508.