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Judge asked to reconsider 50 year sentence on heroin charge

7 months 1 week 1 day ago April 28, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 Thursday, April 28 2016 April 28, 2016 8:35 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - A 32-year-old Baker man is asking a Baton Rouge state judge to reconsider the 50-year prison term he dealt him last month for attempting to sell heroin.

Kedric J. Williams must serve the maximum term for possession with intent to distribute heroin without benefit of parole.

District Judge Mike Erwin handed down the sentence on March 15.

Williams' attorney, James Rothkamm, argues in a motion to reconsider the sentence that Williams was employed at the time of his arrest, has two small children and has expressed sincere remorse for his crime.

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Wednesday that the sentence was appropriate.

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