- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man is getting a new trial in a child sex abuse case.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1NCQ0ag) 48-year-old Billy M. Carrier Jr. was convicted in 2013 on four counts of first-degree sexual abuse. His 30-year prison sentence was vacated last week due to insufficient counsel.

The Wyoming Public Defender’s Appellate Division argued that attorney Bert Ahlstrom’s defense of Carrier was affected by a medical condition and that Ahlstrom erred by not objecting to interview video of the child, who was 10 at the time.

Laramie County District Judge Steven Sharpe wrote in the decision to vacate that Ahlstrom’s client file, court records and logic did not attempt to justify the lack of an objection to the video.

Ahlstrom was unavailable for comment due to his medical condition.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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