Vital Statistics

Girl - to Lacey and Darryl Coronado, of Worland, Nov. 4
Boy - to Robyn Goforth and Zack Irons, of Worland, Nov. 17

None reported

None reported

None reported

Nov. 19 2:39 p.m. 899 Washakie Ten

None reported

WNov. 19 2:39 p.m. 899 Washakie Tenorland temperatures: High 28, Low -2 precipitation: T
Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 37. South southeast wind around 6 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South southeast wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming east southeast in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunset tonight: 4:35 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 7:14 a.m.

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Photo courtesy Melissa McIntosh
Members of Pack 225 demonstrate hanging bags on a door for “Scouting for Food.” The hope is that residents will fill the empty bags with canned goods to donate to needy families. The Scouts will be collecting the bags Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. For further information, call Mike Ostler at 347-8353.

Judge overturns death penalty for Dale Wayne Eaton

By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday overturned the death sentence of the lone inmate on Wyoming’s death row, saying his trial lawyers had failed to give jurors sufficient reason to spare his life.
Lawyers handling the federal appeal of Dale Wayne Eaton, 69, didn’t dispute that he had killed Lisa Marie Kimmell, 18, of Billings, Montana.
Instead, they argued that his previous attorneys from the Wyoming Public Defender’s Office failed to present factors that might have given jurors a reason to consider sparing his life, such his low intelligence and abuse he suffered as a child.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson in Cheyenne gave Wyoming a choice of either granting a new sentencing hearing for Eaton within 120 days in Natrona County or keeping him locked up for life without parole.
Casper District Attorney Michael Blonigen, who initially prosecuted Eaton in state court, said Thursday he’s ready to argue again that Eaton deserves the death penalty, although he hopes the attorney general appeals the judge’s ruling.
“It’s very important that Wyoming make a decision here whether we have the death penalty or whether we have the death sentence,” Blonigen said. “To sit here ten years later and undertake a 20-20 hindsight review of what an attorney did 10 years ago — OK, that’s the challenge that faces us.”
Eaton was sentenced to death in 2004 for the 1988 rape and murder of Kimmell. She had disappeared in 1988 while driving across Wyoming, and her body was found in the North Platte River.

Teen convicted of killing guard in jail cell

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a jail guard he strangled when she entered his cell at a juvenile detention facility in Nebraska.
Dylan Cardeilhac, 16, faces at least 20 years in prison when sentenced in January for the death of 24-year-old Amanda Baker. Security video shows Baker entering the teen’s cell after he pointed to something on the floor, then him jumping on her after she got on her hands and knees to check.
Prosecutors had pushed for a conviction of first-degree murder, arguing that Cardeilhac planned the attack in an escape attempt at Scotts Bluff County Detention Center. They said the teen had told others at the detention center he was willing to kill a guard.
Defense attorneys said the death wasn’t intentional and asked jurors to consider a manslaughter charge.
After about seven hours of deliberation, jurors decided Wednesday that the death was without premeditation or malice and convicted Cardeilhac of second-degree murder, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported.
Cardeilhac, who is from Torrington, Wyoming, was 15 at the time of the attack.
Jurors were shown the jail security video Tuesday. It shows Baker entering Cardeilhac’s cell and Cardeilhac pointing to something on the floor at the edge of his bed. Baker gets on her hands and knees to check, then the teen jumps on her back as she tries to get up, puts her in a choke hold and pushes her back to the floor.
The video shows Baker struggling for more than a minute, but Cardeilhac not letting go until more than two minutes later.
Investigators said she never regained consciousness. She died on Feb. 16.
Cardeilhac was sentenced in May to a maximum of 15 years in prison on separate charges of armed robbery and use of a weapon in a convenience store robbery.

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