Connect With Us
                     

NEWS

 

Iowa inmate imprisoned as teen awaits new sentence

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted May 7 2014 9:35AM

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — One of 10 people involved in the 1997 kidnapping and slaying of a northwest Iowa teenager won't learn until later this month how much longer he must remain in an Iowa prison.

Judge David Lester has set a May 16 hearing on the resentencing of 32-year-old Ryan Wedebrand. He was 16 in June 1997 when 15-year-old Gregory Sky Erickson was kidnapped from a Spencer apartment, tortured and then fatally shot at an abandoned farmhouse in southern Minnesota.

Wedebrand's request for resentencing follows a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that it is unconstitutional to automatically sentence teenagers to life without the chance of parole.

The mother of the slain boy said Tuesday at a hearing that Wedebrand didn't deserve anything less than life in prison.


 
Filed Under :
Topics : Law_Crime
05/07/2014 9:35AM
Iowa inmate imprisoned as teen awaits new sentence
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
On Air Now
Kix Listener Club
Recent Posts
Sax tax holiday this weekend.
The State Fair starts soon.
The balloons are going up at Indianola.
State baseball tournament underway.
Marshalltown City Council meets today.
Tag Cloud
No Tags Found !
Categories 
Archives