INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2014) – An appeals court adjusted the sentence of a man who raped a woman inside her Greenwood apartment.
In July 2012, Shawn Corbally entered the apartment, held a knife to the woman’s throat and raped her multiple times. One of the woman’s children was with her in bed at the time. The sexual assault lasted for about two hours, and the victim said Corbally threatened to hurt her children if she didn’t comply.
In February 2013, Corbally was convicted of burglary resulting in bodily injury, criminal deviate conduct, rape and criminal confinement. He was sentenced to 270 years in prison during a hearing in March 2013.
This week, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the 270-year sentence was excessive and adjusted Corbally’s sentence to 165 years.
“…Corbally’s sentence is so far outside the norm for a single episode of conduct against a single victim that we (the Court) choose to exercise our constitutional authority to reduce it,” the ruling said.