Defense attorneys for former Isleworth millionaire Bob Ward say they have found “shocking new evidence” and had planned to present it during Ward’s sentencing hearing Monday.
Spectrum News 13 legal expert David Haas said judges have discretion at sentencing.
“Any time there is newly discovered evidence, one question is, could it have been found through reasonable diligence in the underlying case, and then is it more of the same kind of evidence?
“There are sentencing guidelines from the state of Florida that the judge has to follow, but the judge does have some discretion in what he or she wants to do in sentencing,” Haas said.
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