- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A state appeals court has ruled that a Vancouver man given a 50-year prison sentence for attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery in a November 2012 attack on a Beaverton, Oregon, man will be resentenced.

The Columbian reports (https://bit.ly/1IaAr94 ) the appeals court upheld the convictions for Pedro Godinez Jr. but ordered he be resentenced at a later date.

Godinez was sentenced in April 2014 in connection with the abduction, robbery and shooting of Freddie Landstrom near Vancouver Lake Park.

In his appeal, Godinez argued that the trial court improperly admitted hearsay statements and allowed a witness to testify wearing prison attire.

The appeals court determined the trial court was only wrong in adding one point to Godinez’s offender score, a point system based on past criminal history that guides sentencing decisions.


Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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