OC Home Invasion Gangster Gives Judge William R. Froeberg a Major Headache
Oard: Home invasion robber wants easier punishment
Poor Orange County Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg.
Froeberg probably thought that he was finished with Wyron Jerome Oard in 2006, when he sentenced the hoodlum to a California prison.
Little did the veteran criminal judge know that it would take three sentencing hearings over six years as well as the repeated involvement of a state appellate court.
In January 2005, Oard and three other gangsters committed two home invasion robberies.
Following a jury's guilty verdicts in 2006, Froeberg sentenced Oard to a prison term of 47 years to life.
Oard complained and a California Court of Appeal panel in Santa Ana agreed to order re-sentencing.
Froeberg then sentenced him to a term of 32 years to life.
Oard complained again. The appellate court agreed to call for a third sentencing hearing.
Froeberg then ordered him sent away for 30 years to life.
Believing he'd been treated harshly and the maximum punishment should be no more than 15 years, Oard appealed again.
This month, an appellate panel rejected his latest complaints and finally sanctioned Froeberg's third sentencing determination.
Upshot: The 26-year-old Oard will remain stuck inside Kern Valley State Prison, but I'm guessing that the California Supreme Court will hear from him.
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