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6:23 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Wyoming Supreme Court upholds sentence

The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a
life sentence for a Casper man convicted of kidnapping and
aggravated burglary in an attack on his girlfriend.
     The court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from Christopher Counts,
who was sentenced to life in prison last year as a habitual
criminal.
     Authorities say Counts broke into his girlfriend's house with a
knife in July 2010 and wouldn't let her leave.
     The Wyoming Supreme Court ruling states that Counts wrote to the
woman while his case was pending and tried to get her to testify
that he hadn't committed any crime.