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3/10/2014 2:12:00 PM
Habitual Offender adjudication adds 20 years
Raymond Ryan Marling
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Raymond Ryan Marling

Raymond Ryan Marling was sentenced to 18 years in prison last month on a total of 5 charges. However, it was the additional Habitual Offender conviction that added an extra 20 years to the 5 other convictions.
Marling was found guilty by a jury of his peers in a three-day jury trial last October in which he was convicted of 5 felonies, the most serious being dealing in cocaine, a B felony, and possession of cocaine with a firearm, a C felony.
Once the jury returned with the verdicts, they were sent back to deliberate the charge of Marling being a habitual offender.The jury went on to find him to be such, which carries a 20-year punishment, which will be served consecutively to the B and C felony sentences, bringing his total time to be served up to 38 years.
Judge Jon Webster determined that aggravating factors outweighed any mitigating factors in Marling's pre-sentence investigation report. Such factors as 7 prior misdemeanor convictions, 4 prior felony convictions, 4 successful revocations of probation, 1 prior juvenile delinquency adjudication all figured into imposition of a sentence in excess of the advisory one.The other charges and sentences that were finalized were all to be served concurrently with the top two charges and the habitual offender punishment and consecutively to a D felony case in Jackson County.
He was given 21 months for the following D felony convictions: possession of a Schedule I, II, II or IV Controlled Substance; 2 convictions for unlawful possession or use of a legend drug or precursor; and unlawful possession of a syringe.

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