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Judge denies new trial for Assad

Motion for enhanced sentencing approved


For The Sun-Telegraph

A motion for a new trial filed on behalf of Jason Assad, the Sidney man convicted of five felony charges in April stemming from a domestic dispute, was denied on Monday.

Additionally, the court – in a nine-page order – found Assad eligible for enhanced sentencing because of his previous felony convictions.

Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Cheyenne District Court Judge Derek Weimer issued his ruling three days after a hearing held last Friday where the prosecution and defense argued the merits of the separate motions.

Assad was initially found guilty on April 17...

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