Craig woman pleads guilty

Prosecutors dismiss attempted murder charge

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An attempted murder charge against a Craig woman was dismissed Thursday in Moffat County District Court as part of a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Anne Marie Goslin, who appeared before Judge Sandra Gardner, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, a Class 4 felony, and menacing, a Class 5 felony.

In addition to the murder charge, prosecutors also dismissed the second-degree assault charge and a menacing charge, and they amended the burglary charge from first degree to second degree.

Goslin is represented by public defender Sheryl Uhlmann.

The charges against Goslin, who is free on bond, stem from an alleged incident Oct. 20, 2008, at a home in the 600 block of Barclay Street.

Police were called to the home on a report of an assault in progress, and there were two female victims, neither of whom required medical attention, officers reported.

Prosecutors alleged Goslin took a "substantial step toward the commission of murder in the first degree" during the incident.

Goslin will be sentenced March 26 in District Court.

She will have an open sentencing, meaning she can be sentenced to the Department of Corrections, jail, probation or community corrections. The final decision rests with the judge.

Under terms of the agreement, her sentence would have a cap of six years.

Goslin has no previous felony convictions.

Jeremy Snow, deputy district attorney for the 14th, said he will make a sentencing recommendation to the court in March. He said he could not comment on the recommendation until the hearing.

Judge Gardner ordered Thursday a pre-sentencing report be prepared on Goslin, who is being supervised by her family while on bond.

Comments

lonelyone 5 years, 10 months ago

well those are my thoughts exactly, but since i was chewed out on another topic for bashing the new DA and not giving her a chance I was hoping somene else would come up with a comment. I know one of the women who was attacked very well and even if she didn't require medical attention, Goslin still held a knife to her throat and from what I hear drew blood. Plus she made verbal threats to the other woman saying she was going to kill her. So some one please tell me why attempted murder charges were dropped! Granted I was not there and only heard this stuff from the victims, but I have no reason to believe they would lie to me. So again, why would these charges be dropped??

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DV8 5 years, 10 months ago

I just wonder which DA special this was. Did they add extra charges that probably were based on little fact, so they could force a plea, or did it look like he may have to work, so he plead the case to nothing (remember, burglery only means you are in a place you are not allowed to be).

Mr. Snow and Ms. Oldham are certainly keeping the Roesink tradition alive. But at least they're republican (sarcasm)

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als362 5 years, 10 months ago

Charges get dropped when plea bargains are made. That is, many times, the only tool an appointed public defender has. I sometimes question whether this should be allowed, but I am not a lawyer, and really am not in a position to place any opinion on that.

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chidrenofgod 5 years, 10 months ago

Looks like snowjob is the general opinion, wonder if there will ever be anyone who will stand up for what's right? P.S. Hi Lonelyone! Hope all is well, God Bless!

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lonelyone 5 years, 10 months ago

thank you chidrenofgod.........or are you just picking on me??? lol

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