Technicality Reduces Sentence For A Man Who Shot At A Deputy

By on February 21, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – A man who was found guilty for shooting at a deputy ends up with a reduced sentence following a technicality with a jury form.

Back in July of 2016, Emmanuel Rosado shot and injured his wife after a domestic disturbance, before opening fire on a Volusia County deputy.

On March 14th, 2018, Rosado was found guilty of attempted first degree murder for trying to shoot at that Volusia County deputy. As a result, Rosado was sentenced to life in prison.

However, court documents show that on January 7th of this year, Senior Judge R. Michael Hutcheson, who originally gave Rosado his life sentence, reduced his sentence to 30 years following a challenge that exposed a technicality.

That technicality claimed that the jury’s verdict form did not contain a question asking if they believed Rosado knew the man he shot at was a deputy or not.

Spencer Hathaway with the State Attorney’s office confirmed that they have filed a notice to appeal Rosado’s case.

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