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Judge Landy Surprises Sandpointer in L&L Case

Full Bonner County Bee story here

A Sandpoint man accused of molesting a young girl is reconsidering a plea agreement after a district judge advised him he would not bind himself to proposed sentencing recommendations. David John Collodi asked the court for more time to consider his options after Judge Lansing Haynes declined to guarantee he would adopt the sentencing recommendations, which include a suspended prison sentence and withheld judgment. When judgment is withheld, a criminal charge can be expunged from a defendant’s criminal record upon successful completion of probation. The alleged victim’s mother tearfully denounced the plea agreement during a hearing in late last year. She said the agreement and proposed punishment would undermine the seriousness of the offenses, which have deeply harmed her daughter and family.

DFO: Good for Landy.

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