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Calif. Teen Sentenced For Assaulting Idaho Woman

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A California man who pleaded guilty for his role in an attack on a northern Idaho woman who picked up him and another teen while they were hitchhiking has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 18-year-old Marshall Owens Dittrich of Danville, Calif., was sentenced Friday in 1st District Court.
    
Prosecutors said Dittrich and Joseph John Martin of Denver ran away from a therapeutic boarding school in Montana and were hitchhiking when 66-year-old Vera Gadman offered them a ride in July 2011. Gadman was choked and hit in the head with a glass bottle before she was able to escape.
    
In June Martin was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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