Case Conclusion Date:April 27, 2000
Outcome:Five-year sentence reduced by one year.
Description:Mr. Purdy was convicted of a felony and two misdemeanors. Greg Bowes convinced the Indiana Court of Appeals that the five-year sentence violated a statutory limitation on consecutive sentences, and the Court reduced the sentence to four years. The case can be reviewed at Purdy v. State, 727 N.E.2d 1091 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000); http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/archive/04270001.msm.html.