A Topeka Man Will Get A New Sentencing Hearing

By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Judson)
By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Judson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A Topeka man will get a new sentencing hearing on his conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes.

The Kansas Supreme Court today overturned Shawnee County District Court and Kansas Court of Appeals rulings that gave Gerardo Urista an 18 year, 9 month sentence back in 2009.

He argued a plea agreement called for an 8 and a half year sentence. Urista, who was 17 at the time of the crime, said "the judge increased the sentence due to negative comments the prosecutor made at sentencing."

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