- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 42-year-old man paralyzed in a Bluffdale neighborhood watch shooting is asking a Utah appeals court to either throw out his conviction or sentence for having sex with a 17-year-old neighbor girl.

Attorneys for David Serbeck on Monday told the Utah Court of Appeals that Serbeck’s original lawyers should have pushed harder to exclude or dispute allegations tying the 2007 relationship with the teen to his shooting.

Serbeck was shot and paralyzed in July 2009 by Reginald Campos, who suspected Serbeck of aggressively following his teen daughter in an SUV while patrolling the neighborhood.

In 2012, Serbeck was found guilty of unlawful sex with a minor and sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1K0cGfV) the appeals court will rule on Serbeck’s appeal at a later date.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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