Crime

August 26, 2014

Judge orders new sentencing hearing for defendant in deaths of six KC firefighters

U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan signed orders setting aside the life sentence given to Bryan E. Sheppard in 1997. Gaitan ordered probation officers to prepare a new sentencing report on Sheppard and told prosecutors and Sheppard’s lawyers to write sentencing memos to be submitted to him by Sept. 26.

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