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Advocates Ordering for Resentencing

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Two weeks after the Montana Department of Justice filed an appeal to have former Billings Senior High teacher Stacey Rambold resentenced on a charge of rape, advocates in and out of the Treasure State are now asking the Montana Supreme Court to reverse the decision of Rambold's sentence to where he only served thirty one days in prison.

Six advocacy groups filing a friend of the court briefing this morning ordering the State Supreme Court to order a resentence.

In August, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said the fourteen year old rape victim looked older than her chronological age, and sentenced Rambold to fifteen years in prison with all but thirty-one days suspended.  The victim committed suicide before the case went to trial. 

Amidst national attention and outcry, Baugh has since apologized and even went as far as to resentence Rambold, but to no avail.

The appeal by prosecutors is pending and in documents filed with the DOJ, it stated Rambold should serve no less than four years in prison, but that he shouldn't serve a life sentence.

 

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