Lawyer Wants Hearing for Sheridan Teen Convicted of Murder

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Lawyer Wants Hearing for Sheridan Teen Convicted of Murder
Lawyer Wants Hearing for Sheridan Teen Convicted of Murder

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A teenager serving a sentence of life without parole in the home invasion killing of an elderly Sheridan man wants a new court hearing on whether he received an adequate legal defense. Dharminder Vir Sen of Sheridan was 15 when he and two other teens broke into the house of 79-year-old Robert Ernst in 2009. Prosecutors say Sen fired the shots that killed Ernst.

Sen's lawyer filed a request this week with the Wyoming Supreme Court asking it to order a new hearing in district court on Sen's claims. Sen's current lawyer says Sen might have been tried as a juvenile if his original lawyer had presented more information about his mental history and difficult childhood. The Wyoming Attorney General's Office hasn't taken a position on Sen's hearing request.

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