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Sentencing Of Fort Dodge Teenager Pushed Back To October

The sentencing of a Fort Dodge teenager will now have to wait until October. 17 year old Tate Martinson was in court earlier this week expecting to be sentenced but the judge has delayed the sentencing. Martinson was charged and has pleaded guilty to 1st degree robbery. The charge stems from his role in the robbery that led to the death of 28 year old South Dakota resident Mohammed Yaqoub. Allegedly Martinson and cohort Damon Chavez of Fort Dodge robbed Yaqoub during a drug deal, Chavez then allegedly shot and killed Yaqoub. The incident happened in October on A Street West bear Tom Thumb Restaurant here in Fort Dodge. Martinson is being charged as an adult in the case, but the court is evaluating several factors in the case including whether or not to charge him as an adult. Even when someone under 18 is charged as an adult, they may or may not be sentenced as harshly as an adult. Martinson is due back in court October 13th and is expected to be sentenced then.

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