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Convicted killer found competent

Sentencing for Martinez in Sidney murder set for Sept. 9


Larry Martinez

A man who shot and killed a Sidney woman three years ago will be sentenced next month in Cheyenne County District Court on his first-degree murder conviction.

Larry Martinez was convicted in March 2014 in the murder of Mandy Kershman.

Cheyenne County District Court Judge Derek Weimer ruled Friday that Martinez was competent at the time to stand trial, and will be sentenced here on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.

Martinez is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A jury spent just 53 minutes in deliberations back in March 2014 before returning convictions on the murder charge and a count...

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