Court Decision: Sentence Reduced by 40 Years

Appellate Division, Second Department: People v. Gough

Sentence Reduced by 40 Years

The merger doctrine required a second-degree kidnapping count and second-degree murder count to be vacated and dismissed.  In addition, the sentence was excessive and reduced from 65 years to life to 25 years to life. Judgment Modified & Sentence Reduced.

Cynthia Colt represented Mr. Gough