Posted: Sep 5, 2013 5:32 PM by MTN News
BILLINGS - Despite an appeal by the Montana Attorney General and advice by state prosecutors to cancel, Judge Todd Baugh plans to hold a hearing on Friday to correct, admitted rapist, Stacey Rambold's sentence.
Also asking Judge Baugh to cancel that hearing is Rambold's attorney.
Jay Lansing joins prosecutors in saying the new hearing would be "without legal authority."
Judge Baugh sentenced Rambold to 31 days in prison with 15 years probation.
After reviewing state law, Judge Baugh found the sentence is illegal.
The purpose of Friday's hearing would be to increase the sentence from 31 days, to two years.
But, state prosecutors say, he does not have the authority to do so.