United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit
Sentencing — reasonableness
A 50-year sentence is not unreasonable, even though the defendant is 46 years old.
“[T]he judge did sentence consecutively in this case as recommended by the guidelines and as a result the defendant, 46 years old when he was sentenced, will serve 50 years in prison should he live to the age of 96. His lawyer has scoured the record without success for some ground for attacking the sentence, a guidelines sentence and therefore presumed on appeal to be reasonable. Compelling mitigating factors ignored by the judge have not been shown. The lawyer has filed an Anders motion to withdraw as counsel on the ground that the appeal is frivolous; we grant the motion and dismiss the appeal.”
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Gilbert, J., Per Curiam.