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State must honor plea agreement made with defendant

Posted by John Rutkowski | Mar 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Murder -- Death penalty -- Agreement between defendant and state attorney for judicial circuit where some of acts constituting defendant's offenses occurred for state not to seek the death penalty in exchange for defendant's cooperation in finding body of murder victim was binding on state attorney for a different judicial circuit where trial was held. Defendant's sentence of death vacated and remanded for imposition of life sentence without parole based on defendant's performance of his part of agreement with state. Read Case Below:

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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