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Gonzales Attorneys Want New Trial And Reduced Sentence

Gonzales Attorneys Want New Trial And Reduced Sentence

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CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Attorneys for a Gann Valley woman convicted of beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants have filed motions for a new trial and a reduced sentence.

Donika Gonzales was sentenced July 1 to 130 years for first-degree manslaughter and 15 years for aggravated assault for the death of Mason Naser.

Gonzales’ attorneys are arguing that the 130-year sentence was disproportionate to similar cases. They say Gonzales is a good candidate for rehabilitation and a lighter sentence

Attorneys say Gonzales should get a new trial because statements she made to authorities and statements made by the boy should have been suppressed.

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