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Medina sentencing postponed


The sentencing date for a Sidney man convicted of attempted second degree assault for an altercation which ended in another man’s death was postponed on Tuesday morning due to a scheduling issue. Theodore Medina, 24 was also set to be sentenced on a conviction of third degree assault for a jailhouse fight which occurred soon after his arrest in the first matter.

On Nov. 2, 2013, Medina entered into an altercation with his son’s grandfather Ernie Ward, who was belligerent and intoxicated at the time, according to reports. The men took part in a shoving match that ended when Medina slammed Ward to the floor. Medina later called 911 and attempted to resuscitate the other man.

Ward died later that night at Sidney Regional Medical Center due to blunt force trauma to his head.

Due to a scheduling error, Medina’s lawyer was not present for sentencing, which was set for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in both cases. The matter was postponed until June 24 at 8:30 a.m.


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