- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - A Sidney man has been sentenced to seven years of probation in connection with an assault that led to a man’s death.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/UHyHwa ) 24-year-old Theodore D. Medina received five years of probation for attempted second-degree assault as part of a plea agreement. He received two additional years of probation for third-degree assault.

Medina was arrested in November 2013 after fighting with 50-year-old Ernest Ward, of Sidney. Ward suffered brain damage and later died.

Medina must wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet and complete a counseling program for alcohol abuse. He also was sentenced to 80 days in jail to be served in 10-day increments, but that can be waived based on recommendations by Medina’s probation officer.

Medina got credit for 234 days in jail.

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Information from: Star-Herald, http://www.starherald.com

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