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In a sentencing hearing set for Friday, Dec. 2, Robert Woody III appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Judge Andrea Purvis, but instead of sentencing being handed down, the defense requested a continuance.

Defense counsel Craig Cole noted his client had just brought a statute to his attention that allows for those who are combat veterans suffering from an injury or PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)  caused by combat to receive a reduced sentence in criminal cases if they meet the criteria.

Woody told Cole he felt it needs to be looked at to see if the statute applies to him.

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here

NEWS

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Allen sentenced to time served

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SPORTS

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Thursday, Dec. 1 * Pleasanton Elementary Winter Concert - Art Show in the south gymnasium begins at 6:30 p.m. concert in the north gymnasium at 7 p.m.   Saturday, Dec. 3 * Judging begins on the Prescott Christmas Lights and Decorating Contest and will run through... [More]

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