Manilla returns to court after sentencing in hunter’s death

    David Manilla will return to court Thursday, and he’s asking for a few different things.

    Sentenced to prison in July for the death of hunter Barry Groh, Manilla wants access to frozen accounts to help pay his lawyer for file a sentencing appeal. A lawyer himself, Manilla is seeking a lighter sentence than the 10 to 25 years he got for fatally shooting Groh last year.

    The Times-Herald reports Manilla is asking the court to release more than $35,000 in frozen money to pay for the appeal, tax returns and legal fees.

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