FILED: April 24, 2003
STATE OF OREGON,
PATRICK JUSTIN AUSTIN,
Appeal from Circuit Court, Marion County.
Richard D. Barber, Judge.
Argued and submitted January 30, 2003.
Susan F. Drake, Deputy Public Defender, argued the cause for appellant. On the brief were David E. Groom, Acting Executive Director, Office of Public Defense Services, and Andy Simrin, Senior Deputy Public Defender.
Laura S. Anderson, Assistant Attorney General, argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief were Hardy Myers, Attorney General, and Mary H. Williams, Solicitor General.
Before Haselton, Presiding Judge, and Linder and Wollheim, Judges.
Defendant was found guilty except for insanity of the crimes of attempted murder and first-degree burglary and received consecutive commitment terms to the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) totaling 40 years. This case presents the question of whether a total PSRB commitment term for multiple offenses, imposed pursuant to ORS 161.327(1), may equal the maximum sentence that a person found guilty except for insanity could otherwise have received for the offenses committed, including sentences imposed consecutively. We have decided that question adversely to defendant's position in State v. Brooks, ___ Or App ___, ___ P3d ___ (Apr 24, 2003). In this case, unlike in Brooks, defendant does not challenge the adequacy of the trial court's findings in support of the commitment terms imposed. The trial court correctly imposed consecutive commitment terms under these circumstances.