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Man who invaded Porter home pushes case back

by TSchmitt
Fri, Apr 22nd 2011 07:49 am

A man who was charged with kidnapping in the Town of Porter last August pushed his case back another week after he dismissed his own lawyer and asked to withdraw an earlier guilty plea,

Shawn Zimmerman was in Niagara County Court on Thursday and his new public defender said his client was unaware of evidence that showed he was intoxicated and high at the time of the incident.

The 30-year-old had faced one count each of attempted murder, and seven other charges in connection with the home invasion after he allegedly stabbed the homeowner three times, twice in the chest and once in the abdomen.

He faces up to 25 years in prison.


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