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Dwight Bowling asks federal court to vacate sentence

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 9/26/2013 4:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WTVA) -- Dwight Bowling is asking a federal court to vacate his federal prison sentence.

Bowling pleaded guilty to two counts of enticement of a minor and one count of witness tampering in April 2011.

He was sentenced to serve 300 months in federal prison on August 16, 2011.

In documents filed in U. S. District Court Thursday, he claims the guidelines set the sentence for 135 to 168 months.

Bowling's attorney filed a notice of his intent to appeal the sentence on August 30, 2011, but asked the court to appoint new counsel for him to help him perfect the appeal process.

A federal judge denied the request, and the appeal was filed in October 2011 after the deadline to file such appeals had passed.

The U. S. Court of Appeals upheld the lower courts decision.

In his latest motion, Bowling claims he received ineffective assistance by counsel.

He is asking for an evidenciary hearing to present his case.

Bowling is asking the court to also vacate, set aside or correct his sentence.

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