Franklin Fennell found guilty on all charges; so what's next?

News 10 spoke with sources familiar with how federal sentencings are conducted.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2017 4:45 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - What's next for Franklin Fennell as he now moves into the sentencing phase?

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News 10 spoke with sources familiar with how federal sentencings are conducted.

The U.S. Probation office will prepare what is called a "pre-sentence report" on Fennell.

This report will spell out Fennell's life and how he got to this point before the judge.

The report looks at his background, employment, education, criminal history, health, and family expenses.

It could also include victim impact statements and address the possibility of restitution.

From there, the probation office will offer a confidential memorandum, which will offer the sentencing recommendations to the judge.

The judge will use those guidelines when sentencing Fennell.

However, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson may give a sentence above or below the guidelines, and she will offer reasons on the record if she chooses this.

No sentencing date has been sent.

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