Idaho appellate court says no to robbery appeal

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Court of Appeals says a man who pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in north-central Idaho doesn't have the right to appeal his sentence.

David L. Payton was sentenced in January to at least eight years and up to life in prison for robbing a Lewiston bank. He pleaded guilty to two counts in connection with the robbery, and in exchange, prosecutors dropped three additional counts.

Payton appealed, contending the sentence was excessive. The Lewiston Tribune reports that on Friday, the appellate court turned down that appeal.

The three appellate judges found that Payton waived his right to challenge his sentence when he made the plea agreement.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune