Disgraced Former Idaho Lawmaker Now Appeals Supreme Court
In what has felt like "the case that never ends", disgraced former Idaho lawmaker Aaron von Ehlinger is once again making headlines--this time, appealing to the State of Idaho Supreme Court.
Why is this case going on forever? The former Idaho lawmaker seems to refuse to accept reality when it comes to the court's decision on his rape conviction. We should note that he is, under the law, allowed to request the appeals that he has thus far--however, these have yet to land in his favor.
You may recall the original case which was both shocking and painful to watch--an intern at the Idaho State Capitol came forth and reported then Idaho State Legislator, Aaron von Ehlinger of rape. The ethics hearing was dramatic, as the teenaged victim named "Jane-Doe" had to testify behind a black curtain and some members of the media then chased her down after the hearing to attempt and seek comment.
After the ethics committee eventually removed von Ehlinger from office, the case went to a jury trial where the jury did indeed find him guilty of rape. Despite the former lawmaker's attempt to seek re-trial, that was declined and he was eventually sentenced to twenty years in prison--eight years required before being eligible for parole.
Now, according to a local television news report, an appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court has been filed by von Ehlinger -- one last attempt at being acquitted in the guilty findings.
Per the local television report, which you can read HERE, the full appeal won't be available for a few more months--it must be reviewed and if accepted, needs to be assigned a docket number.