A convicted murderer who received more prison time because he stabbed his girlfriend to death in the presence of her 14-year-old son must be re-sentenced because although the teen was in the house, he didn't see or hear the slaying, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.

In an 11-page order published Thursday, the court found that the "aggravating factors" that triggered Raymond Clyde Robideau's 38-year-sentence for second-degree intentional murder were not accurate. The ruling reversed a state Court of Appeals decision that said the sentence was justified.
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STATE OF MINNESOTA IN SUPREME COURT March 2011
http://www.mncourts.gov/opinions/sc/...90530-0323.pdf

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Wasn't her 14-year-old son finding her bloody body enough? The Son was present in the home also.