The latest news Monday from the Christopher Deedy re-trial is that two different charges of assault will be considered along with the manslaughter charge.
The new charges are assault in the first degree, a Class B felony that carries a maximum ten-year sentence, and assault in the second degree, a Class C felony with a maximum five-year sentence.
Under Judge Karen Ahn’s ruling on Friday, Aug. 2, jurors have the option to convict Deedy of either reckless manslaughter or extreme mental and emotional distress manslaughter instead of second-degree murder.
Both carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, while second-degree murder could lead to a life sentence with possibility of parole.
Closing arguments for the Deedy re-trial are scheduled for Tuesday and will be live streamed on KHON2.com.