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...