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Do Courts Need to Consider PTSD and Other Service-Related Disabilities as Mitigating Factors When Sentencing Military Veterans?
Jeffery D. Belew v. State of Ohio, Case no. 2013-0711
Sixth District Court of Appeals (Lucas County)
ISSUE: Does a trial court need to consider credibly diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder and other service-related disabilities as mitigating factors when sentencing combat veterans who commit crimes?