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Defense seeks new trial in Assad case


A new trial for Jason Assad, the Sidney man convicted in April of five felony charges including first-degree false imprisonment, is being sought by his attorney.

On April 27, 10 days after a Cheyenne County jury found Assad guilty, his counsel, Steven Elmshaeuser, filed a motion on behalf of his client for a new trial.

Assad was initially scheduled to be sentenced on Friday. However, Cheyenne County District Court Judge Derek Weimer earlier this month ordered sentencing to be continued to June 11 at 4:30 p.m. A hearing regarding the motion for a new trial will instead be heard on Friday, be...

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