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Re-Sentencing Of Rapist Blocked

Montana’s Supreme Court on Friday blocked a judge from re-sentencing a former teacher who got just 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student, a sentence that was widely criticized after the judge said the victim was “older than her chronological age.” Justices said Judge G. Todd Baugh (shown in AP photo) lacks authority to reconsider the sentence he gave former Billings teacher Stacey Rambold, 54. An appeal of the case already was pending, but Baugh had been seeking to possibly undo the sentence that was panned after his remarks. Baugh also commented that victim Cherice Moralez was “as much in control of the situation as was the defendant.” The girl committed suicide in 2010 while Rambold’s trial was pending/Matthew Brown, AP. More here.


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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.




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