State v. Hurd

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State v. Hurd

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September 2, 2020
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9:00 AM
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District Court
Case Summary

S-19-0919 State of Nebraska v. Kenneth Hurd (Appellant)

Seward County District Court, Judge James C. Stecker

Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Office of the Attorney General, for Appellee) --- Jim K. McGough & Nathan S. Lab (McGoughLaw P.C., L.L.O., for Appellant)

Criminal: Plea; Negligent child abuse; victim Excessive sentence

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted based on his plea of no contest and sentenced to one year in jail.

Issues:  Whether the district court abused its discretion by 1) expressing a belief that Appellant committed first degree sexual assault after that charge had been dismissed and the agreed upon misdemeanor charge had no factual allegations of sexual assault and sentencing Appellant to the maximum sentence allowed despite requests from the State, the victim and Appellant for probation, and 2) allowing the victim to submit one letter to be included in the presentence investigation and to testify live at the sentencing hearing to read another letter.

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