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Nathan John Budd petitions for new sentencing hearing Bozeman Taco Bell in December 2012.


BOZEMAN, Montana — A Livingston man serving a 50-year prison sentence for shooting at two people in Bozeman in 2012 is asking for a new sentencing hearing.

Nathaniel John Budd's petition argues that the attorney who represented him during his conviction was ineffective.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( ) reports that the 25-year-old Budd has new attorneys, Larry Jent of Bozeman and Colin Stephens of Missoula.

Budd had pleaded guilty to two counts of felony assault with a weapon and one count of felony possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

He was sentenced in January 2014 by Gallatin County District Court Judge Holly Brown.

Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert says has not seen the petition.

Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle,

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