Ex-Marine Staged Disappearance; Offered Deal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former Marine who faces charges that he staged his disappearance during a hike in Boulder in 2006 has been offered a plea deal.

Twenty-three-year-old Lance Hering would not get jail time in return for an admission of guilt, restitution, a letter of apology to the community, 200 hours community service and two years probation.

Boulder Country District Attorney Stan Garnett says the offer is fair. It's identical to a deal given to Steve Powers, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false reporting in January 2007. Powers admitted that Hering's disappearance was a hoax.

Defense attorney Alex Garlin said it's not likely Hering would accept the deal.

Both sides are scheduled to meet again May 29 to discuss a deal.


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  • by don Location: usa on Mar 16, 2009 at 08:07 AM
    COWARD! You should go before a firing squad and be SHOT for being a deserter. from a Retired US ARMY (Infantryman) 1963-1983
  • by Kay Location: Co Sprgs on Mar 15, 2009 at 08:46 AM
    I think he is being offered a very generous deal and it would be continuing a show of immaturity and stubbornness not to accept it.
  • by John Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 14, 2009 at 03:35 PM
    This is the face of a coward. He allowed his brothers to face the enemy while he hid like a child - We should send him back without a weapon. Or better yet, let him work digging the graves for those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    Idiot and coward!
  • by Nikki on Mar 14, 2009 at 12:04 PM
    Idiot.
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