Cheyenne Man Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting
Cody Hess was arraigned this (Tuesday) afternoon in Laramie County District Court.
Charging documents allege Hess killed 35-year-old Michael Robbins by shooting him twice in the chest with a 9mm handgun. Hess' attorney, Devon Petersen, says Hess acted in self-defense after Robbins attacked him.
Assistant Laramie County District Attorney Benjamin Sherman asked that Hess' bond be increased to $10,000 cash, arguing that Hess has "assaulted others by pointing firearms at them," but Judge Steven Sharpe denied the request.
Hess' trial -- which the state estimates will take a week -- has been tentatively set for March 6. If convicted, Hess could face up to 20 years in prison.