Wyoming Supreme Court asks for more info in Sheridan case

Aug 9, 2012 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a lawyer representing a Sheridan teenager serving a life sentence in a 2009 home invasion killing to present information about how a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could affect the teen's sentence.

The U.S. Supreme Court in May threw out mandatory life in prison without parole for juvenile offenders.

The Wyoming Supreme Court granted a request on Tuesday from lawyer Diane E. Courselle to submit information about how the federal decision could affect her client, Dharminder Vir Sen.

Sen was one of three Sheridan teens sentenced to life in prison in the killing of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst. Authorities say Sen was 15 when he shot Ernst.

The state court heard arguments on Sen's appeal in May but hasn't issued a decision.

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