BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he committed in his teens.
KIDK-TV reported Torey Michael Adamcik had sought post-conviction relief in the district court on several claims including ineffective assistance of counsel. Adamcik also claimed his sentence was cruel and unusual punishment.
Adamcik’s lawyers appealed after the district court denied all of their client’s claims.
On Tuesday, state Supreme Court ruled that the district court was not incorrect in its decision since Adamcik had failed to demonstrate his counsel provided ineffective assistance.
The Idaho Supreme Court also determined that the court had appropriately considered Adamcik’s age in his sentencing and found that his life sentence did not violate his Eighth Amendment rights.
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