New trial date set for torture suspect

MARQUETTE — A trial date has been set for Jason Sadowski, the Ishpeming man granted a new trial by the Michigan Court of Appeals last year.

In 2014, a jury found the 45-year-old man guilty of solicitation of murder and torture. Sadowski was sentenced to serve a term of 40-80 years in prison.

He was arrested by the Ishpeming Police Department in the summer of 2013 for allegedly kidnapping and torturing two women inside a karate dojo. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently denied an interlocutory appeal to overturn a decision by Marquette County Circuit Court that denied access to non-public records regarding one of Sadowski’s accusers.

The trial is scheduled to begin in Circuit Court on March 6, 2017.