State v. Phet – Division II
Court: Washington Court of Appeals: Division II
Case No.: 47535-9-II
Hearing Date: N/A
This Amicus Memorandum urges the COA II to accept John Phet’s MDR to determine the mandatory minimum for 5 counts of aggravated murder – does the trial court have discretion to run these concurrent? The trial court said no, the minimum is 125 years. Mr. Phet and WDA/Columbia argue trial courts must have discretion to comply with Miller v. Alabama and the 8th Amendment.