Lenient sentence for casino robber is questioned


Punishment has been delayed for Merrill Gray who pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon and theft after a casino robbery in October 2010.

Judge E Wayne Phillips of Lewistown granted a delay of Monday afternoon's sentencing after Hill County Attorney Gina Dahl's questioning of Probation Officer Katie Kuhr caused Kuhr to rethink her recommendation.

Going into the sentencing, Kuhr was recommending a deferred imposition of sentence for Gray and the defense was ready to accept it.

Dahl was not as willing to accept the recommendation.

She asked Kuhr about a number of pieces of Gray's history...

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