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Thien Rejects Deal-Trial set for February

by Sammy Edmonds posted Nov 27 2013 10:17AM
A Marion man accused of kidnapping and killing his ex-girlfriend earlier this year and dumping her body along a Marion street has rejected a potential plea agreement and his case will now proceed to trial.
 
During a tense courtroom appearance today in Grant County Circuit Court, 28-year old Zachary Thien rejected a plea agreement and will now stand trial on Murder and Kidnapping charges in February of next year.  More than a dozen law enforcement officers were in the courtroom because of threats made against Thien by friends and family of victim Megan Chipman
 
But after Thien rejected the plea agreement, Grant County Prosecutor Jim Luttrull Junior filed to seek a sentence of Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole.  Luttrull cited mitigating circumstances that Thien had kidnapped Chipman from her Montpelier home last January, then drove to Marion where he fatally shot her and dumped her body along State Road 18 near the Hotel Marion.
 
Also, Defense Attorney David Glickfield withdrew from the case.  A public defender will now be appointed to defend Thien.
 
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11/27/2013 10:17AM
Thien Rejects Deal-Trial set for February
Please Enter Your Comments Below
03/28/2014 10:54PM
Justice for Megan Chipman
I knew Megan personally. I am friends with the family. I also know what it's like to lose your child. Let's find justice for the family of Megan.
03/28/2014 11:04PM
Justice for Megan Chipman
Please get Justice for Megan may she get to rest n peace finally!!
05/16/2014 12:15PM
Consideration
I'd suggest that anyone commenting make the distinction between justice and revenge. If you are of the mind-set that locking someone up for life, or executing them will give you closure then it revenge you're seeking. Yes, a terrible thing happened, but is anything positive going to come of inciting further violence, or hatred toward the accused?
10/18/2014 7:12PM
justice
Guess we should just let him go free then huh? Idiot. Please shoot yourself for having such a worthless opinion
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