Oshkosh Inmate Protests 6-Year Sentence, Gets 8 Years

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — One Oshkosh inmate probably regrets asking for a new sentencing hearing, after his six-year sentence became an eight-year sentence.

A jury convicted 62-year-old Donald Newell last year of second-degree sexual assault of a mentally handicapped woman.

He was sentenced to six years, a penalty that fell within the sentencing guidelines. But Newell alleged that Judge Roderick Cameron didn’t take those guidelines into account.

So Cameron granted his motion for re-sentencing. Prosecutors said the defendant still lacked remorse so Cameron extended the sentence to eight years, also within the guidelines.

A message left for Newell’s defense attorney Saturday afternoon wasn’t immediately returned.

source: http://www.channel3000.com/news/17574921/detail.html?rss=c3k&psp=news

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