Sentencing hearing scheduled for former Deputy Carlton Nebergall

A retired Palm Beach County deputy will be sentenced Tuesday for shooting and killing his estranged son-in-law two years ago.Carlton Nebergall was convicted of manslaughter in March for the February 2018 fatal shooting of estranged son-in-law Jacob Lodge.Nebergall was charged with first-degree murder in Lodge’s death, but jurors convicted him on a lesser charge during his second trial.A mistrial was declared in Nebergall’s first trial in December because a juror was caught using a cellphone while Nebergall’s defense attorney was giving his closing arguments.Defense attorney Michael Salnick is asking Judge Jeffrey Gillen for a sentence that is less than the recommended sentencing guidelines, citing his client’s 27-year law enforcement career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Salnick argued during trial that Nebergall shot Lodge in self-defense.



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