Juvenile sentenced to 5 years for trailer stabbing

Friday, June 27, 2008

Six more months in the Marshall County Jail is part of the punishment handed down Wednesday for a 17-year-old boy who stabbed a man after he'd been dancing with a 15-year-old girl.

When Wesley Paul Jedlicka is released on parole, he faces a considerable challenge, Judge Robert Crigler said, noting that the teen had a "particularly poor upbringing" since both his parents have been incarcerated.

"I have to look for your chances of rehabilitation," Crigler said. "If I was a betting man, I'd say you'll be back here, so it's a challenge to you ... not to say you can't do it."

The boy was sentenced to five years with the Tennessee Department of Corrections as a result of his guilty plea to charges that he stabbed a Farmington man last year. Four years of parole are to start for Jedlicka after Christmas.

He's already served six months in the county jail since he was taken into custody as a 16-year-old for the stabbing of Gerald "Jerry" Michael Watterson, 21, of 2648 Nashville Highway. Crigler split Jedlicka's sentence so that the first 365 . . .Pick up a copy of today's edition, Friday, June 27, 2008 for entire article.