Sentences reduced for two in Cook case

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August 31, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Amber Boeken

Amber Boeken and Rhonda Jackson will not spend as much time in prison as previously thought for their roles in the March 2016 killing of Iolan Shawn Cook.

District Judge Daniel Creitz sentenced Boeken on Tuesday to 117 months in prison, and Jackson on Thursday to 49 months — half of what he originally called for — after realizing his first sentences were improper.

The issue centered on Creitz’s usage of the “double-double” rule, which allows judges to double a defendant’s prison sentence if a jury finds there were “aggravating circumstances” surrounding a defendant’s conviction.

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