State fights attempt to reconsider ex-cop's 25-year sentence

State fights attempt to reconsider ex-cop's 25-year sentence

The State Attorney's office is pushing back against a request from the former Palm Beach Gardens police officer convicted of manslaughter to set reconsider his 25-year prison sentence.

Nouman Raja was handed his sentence last April after being found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Corey Jones.

Earlier this month, attorneys for Raja asked a judge to set aside the sentence, saying the verdict and evidence in the case did not support 25 years in prison.

In a new court filing, prosecutors say Raja's request is "flawed" and that his attorneys fail to show "The existence of a single sentencing error."

A judge is yet to rule on the motion.

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