Case Conclusion Date: 10.13.2000
Practice Area: Appeals
Outcome: Sentence reduced by 20 years because of a double jeopardy violation.
Description: Mr. Wieland was convicted of several crimes related to a robbery and murder at a convenience store. Greg Bowes convinced the Indiana Supreme Court that some of the convictions violated the Indiana Constitution's protections against double jeopardy. The Court reduced the sentence by 20 years. The case can be reviewed at Wieland v. State, 736 N.E.2d 1198 (Ind. 2000); http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/archive/10130001.bed.html.