Convicted Killer Facing Re-Sentencing For Fourth Time

The Michigan Court of Appeals has decided Robert Jensen Schwander will have to be sentenced for a fourth time. 

Schwander was convicted of killing 16-year-old Carly Lewis in Traverse City in the summer of 2011.

Schwander was originally sentenced 40 to 70 years in prison.

That decision was appealed and Judge Thomas Power trimmed off two years from his sentence.

Judge Power was eventually removed from Schwander's case, and Judge Philip Rodgers took on the case.

He sentenced him again to 40 to 70 years in prison.

The Grand Traverse Prosecutor says Schwander's sentencing guidelines call for a minimum sentence of 13 and a half to 22 and half years in prison and maximum could be life.

The Court of Appeals agreed Judge Rodgers' sentencing was appropriate, but two out of the three judges who reviewed the case did not think he gave sufficient reason why he exceeded the guidelines.

Schwander will be sentenced again, possibly with another judge on the case.