Debruce
v.
State

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARENov 5, 2018
No. 239, 2018 (Del. Nov. 5, 2018)

No. 239, 2018

11-05-2018

MALACHAI Z. DEBRUCE (f/k/a MICHAEL D. GLENN), Defendant Below-Appellant, v. STATE OF DELAWARE, Plaintiff Below-Appellee.


Court Below—Superior Court of the State of Delaware ID. No. K1608006240 Before VALIHURA, VAUGHN, and SEITZ, Justices. ORDER

Upon consideration of the parties' briefs and the record below, it appears to the Court that:

(1) The defendant-appellant, Malachai DeBruce, filed this appeal from the Superior Court's order dated April 5, 2018, denying his motion for correction of sentence. DeBruce argues on appeal that the Superior Court's February 7, 2018 order sentencing him for a violation of probation was illegal because the total sentence imposed exceeded the time remaining on his original sentence.

(2) In its answering brief, the State agrees that the total suspended portion of DeBruce's original sentence was eighteen months and, thus, concedes that the Superior Court's VOP sentence totaling twenty-seven months is illegal. The State requests that this matter be remanded to the Superior Court with directions to correct its sentence by reducing the Level III portion of DeBruce's VOP sentence from one year to three months. We agree.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the judgment of the Superior Court is REVERSED. This matter is hereby REMANDED to the Superior Court to resentence DeBruce in accordance with this order. Jurisdiction is not retained.

BY THE COURT:

/s/ James T. Vaughn, Jr.


Justice