Lawyers Say Salt Lake Man's Punishment is Unconstitutional

Lawyers Say Salt Lake Man's Punishment is Unconstitutional

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(KSL News) Lawyers for a Salt Lake man say his punishment is "extreme" and unconstitutional. Weldon Anglos was sentenced to 55 years in prison for carrying a firearm while dealing marijuana.

Attorneys for Angelos say he should be re-sentenced not only due to the severity of the sentence, but also for the prosecution's vindictiveness for seeking such a harsh penalty against a first-time offender.

They also say the poor performance of defense attorneys during the penalty phase constitutes a new sentence.

Angelos has already severed four years of his sentence. The U.S. Attorney's Office is now reviewing the motion.

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