Case Conclusion Date:June 20, 2000
Outcome:Sentence reduced by 20 years because of a double jeopardy violation.
Description:Mr. Vanzandt was convicted of multiple offenses related to a robbery. Greg Bowes convinced the Indiana Court of Appeals that one of the convictions violated the Indiana Constitution's protection against double jeopardy. Mr. Vanzandt's sentence was reduced by 20 years. The case is reported at Vanzandt v. State, 731 N.E.2d 450 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000); http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/archive/06200003.jgb.html.