LOS ANGELES – The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case against a man convicted of attacking his girlfriend and holding her at gunpoint in Lancaster in 2012.
Stacey Jerome Whicker, 42, was found guilty last year of seven charges, including assault with a firearm, false imprisonment and possession for sale of cocaine and possession for sale of cocaine base.
In August, a three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal upheld Whicker’s conviction for the Dec. 1, 2012, attack.
Whicker punched the woman, held her down and pointed a gun at her when she tried to leave, according to the appellate court panel’s Aug. 7 ruling. The woman and her brother fled from the house after her brother stabbed Whicker with a screwdriver.
Whicker caught up with his girlfriend and forced her into a car. Cocaine and cocaine base were discovered in the vehicle after it was pulled over by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies.
Whicker — who had prior convictions for voluntary manslaughter and robbery involving a 1992 shooting — was sentenced in April 2014 to nearly 106 years in state prison.
The appellate court panel lopped off a chunk of the sentence, ruling that Whicker’s total prison term should be 86 years and four months to life in state prison.
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