Michigan Court of Appeals overturns high profile case

LANSING — Forty five year old Jason Sadowski has been granted a new trial.

In his appeal, Sadowski challenged that his confrontation rights were violated and the handgun used as evidence against him should have been inadmissible. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Sadowski, stating that his confrontation rights were violated.

When Sadowski’s new trial begins, the handgun will not be allowed as evidence. Sadowski was convicted and last year on one count of solicitation of murder, two counts of torture, two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of assault by strangulation.

Sadowski is currently serving a 40 to 80 year prison sentence. Sadowski and another man, 67–year–old Charles Cope, were arrested in June of 2013 for kidnapping and torturing two women inside of a karate dojo in Ishpeming.

Cope’s appeal was denied by the court. There’s no word yet on when Sadowski’s new trial will take place.