Convicted Ernst Murderers File Several Motions to the Wyoming Supreme Court

Dharminder Sen, (far left with the purple pants) filed a motion with the Wyoming Supreme Court Thursday to withdraw counsel in his appeal case.
Dharminder Sen, (far left with the purple pants) filed a motion with the Wyoming Supreme Court Thursday to withdraw counsel in his appeal case.

17-year-old convicted murderer Dharminder Sen filed a motion in Wyoming Supreme Court Thursday to withdraw counsel citing a conflict of interest, as his co-defendant Wyatt Bear Cloud is also being represented by the same court appointed attorneys in his appeal case.

17-year-old convicted murderer Dharminder Sen filed a motion in Wyoming Supreme Court Thursday to withdraw counsel in his appeal against the state citing a conflict of interest, as his co-defendant Wyatt Bear Cloud is also being represented by the same court appointed attorneys in his appeal case. Sen will now be represented by Attorney Diane Courselle with the University of Wyoming Defender Aid program. Sen's appellant brief, which will outline the basis of his appeal, must be filed to the court on August 4th.

Bear Cloud also filed for and was granted an extension Thursday on the deadline for his appellant brief, which will now have to be submitted to the court by September 12th. The appellant brief for Dennis Poitra must be filed with the Supreme Court by August 10th.

Sen, Poitra and Bear Cloud were found guilty of the 1st Degree Murder of Robert Ernst that occurred August 2009 at his home in Sheridan. All three have appealed their sentences.

Sen and Poitra were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the 1st Degree Murder charge, and 20 to 25 years each for conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and aggravated burglary.

Bear Cloud received a life imprisonment sentence for the 1st Degree Murder charge and 20 to 25 years for aggravated burglary.

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