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Sidney man accused in 2013 beating death pleads not guilty


Theodore Medina, accused of beating Ernie Ward to death in his Sidney home last November, pled not guilty to multiple charges in Cheyenne County district court on Thursday.

Medina, of Sidney, is charged in two separate cases, one for Ward’s death and another for assault on an inmate at the Cheyenne County jail.

In the first case authorities charged the 24-year-old with one count of first degree assault, a class two felony and manslaughter, a class three felony. The second case involves charges of second degree assault, a class three felony, and assault on a confined person, a class thre...

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