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Sirens & Gavels

Courthouse watch: 8.25.09

Shawn Dale Botner’s adult life has been one of continual clashes with law enforcement.

The convicted sex offender, who twice attacked victims in women’s bathrooms, now awaits a jury’s decision on whether he ever will be a free man.

The jury went home Tuesday without deciding if Botner, 36, should be committed as a sexually violent predator and remain in a secure facility for life.

Read the rest of Thomas Clouse's story here.

Read his coverage of opening statements here.

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