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Man Who Killed TC Teen Will Be Re-Sentenced For Third Time

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The man who killed a Traverse City teenager will be re-sentenced for the crime for a third time.

Last year, a jury found Robert Schwander guilty of murdering 16-year-old Carly Lewis in the summer of 2011.

At that time, Judge Thomas Power sentenced Schwander to up to 70 years in prison.
 
That exceeded sentencing guidelines, and was questioned by a court of appeals.

That's when Judge Power trimmed two years from the sentence.

But when Judge Power couldn't explain his original sentence, he was removed from the case.

Judge Philip Rodgers is now set to re-sentence Schwander in November. 

But Schwander's lawyer asked that Judge Rodgers step down as well, because he and Judge Power might be too close

Judge Rodgers denied the motion, stating that he and Judge Power have never discussed Schwander's sentencing.

 Schwander's lawyer says he hasn't made a decision on his next steps.

 At this time, Schwander's re-sentencing is scheduled for November 22nd.

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