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Contact with sentencing jury not prejudicial (access required)

Appellant was not prejudiced when a courtroom clerk told the jury they had to sentence defendant in accordance with the judge’s instructions, rather than referring the question to the presiding judge. The jury sentenced appellant to the combined minimums for his convictions, 13 years, when it could have imposed sentences totaling 270 years for all of ...