Dylan Cardeilhac Murders Prison Guard

Dylan Cardeilhac was sixteen years old from Nebraska when he murdered a guard

According to court documents Dylan Cardeilhac was in jail awaiting trial for an armed robbery when he would attack a correctional guard. Dylan would strangle the woman until she died

Dylan Cardeilhac would be convicted and sentenced to life in prison

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Where is Dylan Cardeilhac now

Dylan Cardeilhac is currently incarcerated at Tecumseh State Correctional Facility

When is Dylan Cardeilhac release date

Dylan Cardeilhac is serving life however is eligible for parole in 2024

Dylan Cardeilhac Appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of a Torrington teenager convicted of choking a Scotts Bluff County Detention Center guard and causing her death.

A jury convicted Dylan Cardeilhac — then 16 — in November 2014 of second-degree murder in the Feb. 16, 2014, death of Amanda Baker. Baker died two days after Cardeilhac attacked the woman, choking her until she was unconscious.

In February 2015, District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman sentenced Dylan Cardeilhac to imprisonment of 60 years to life. In his appeal, Cardeilhac said that the judge failed to comply with proper juvenile sentencing principles. Defense attorneys argued that the sentence was excessive.

Dylan Cardeilhac and his attorney also said that the court erred in advising the jury that it would deliberate in the case until 9 p.m. before breaking for the day and alleged jury misconduct.

According to the appeal, one jury had told Dylan Cardeilhac’s attorneys that after six hours of deliberation, she had been the sole holdout, wanting to convict Cardeilhac of manslaughter rather than second-degree murder. She allegedly said that two of the jurors were “extremely belittling and belligerent” as some of the other jurors made statements to try to persuade her to change her vote.

During that exchange, one of the jurors offered to demonstrate to the woman — who consented — what it was like being choked from behind. Soon after the demonstration, the juror said, she changed her vote from manslaughter to second-degree murder. However, the juror said that she did not feel pressured to change her vote. The defense had previously objected to this re-enactment, asking for a new trial as they felt the demonstration was extraneous prejudicial information received outside of court. The court did not grant a mistrial in the case.

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that no juror misconduct had occurred. Reenactments or other exercises by which the jury tests the evidence presented at trial are generally considered appropriate jury conduct, the ruling said.

Jurors had been instructed that they could deliberate until 9 p.m. and would return to the deliberations the next morning, if a verdict was not reached. The Nebraska Supreme Court rejected the defense’s argument that the instruction pressured the jury to come to a deliberation and that it was an appropriate instruction.

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