Sheridan Murderer Qualifies for New Sentence

Sheridan Murderer Qualifies for New Sentence

The Wyoming Supreme Court has determined Dharminder Vir Sen, who was convicted of the murder of Sheridan resident, Robert Ernst, in 2009, will have a new sentencing hearing. Sen is currently serving life without parole for the killing, but the Supreme Court of the United States outlawed life sentences without parole for juvenile murder cases last year.

Vir Sen committed the murders with two accomplices. One was 18 when the crime took place, and thus, was not affected by the Supreme Court's ruling last year. The other, Wyatt Bear Cloud, had his life sentence vacated on similar grounds.

The teens will most likely be re-sentenced this fall.

For an extended version of the story from the Associated Press, click here.

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