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Court decides on probation for Medina

Although fight led to death, judge finds no intent to harm


A Sidney man was sentenced to five years of intensive supervised probation on Tuesday for the part he played in his ex-father-in-law’s death.

When Theodore Medina, 24 came home from work on the morning of Nov. 2, 2013, Ernest Ward, who was reportedly belligerent and intoxicated, began insulting him according to police documents. The two entered into a physical altercation later that day, which ended when Medina slammed Ward to the ground.

Ward, 52, died later that night at Sidney Regional Medical Center due to blunt force trauma to his head.

Medina apologized before he was sentenced....

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