Jett plans to appeal conviction

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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A man sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the death of an Augusta woman has filed notice that he plans to ask for collateral relief from his conviction and sentence.

Joshua Jett, 34, of Maysville. was sentenced by Judge David Bunning in June in U.S. District Court in Covington to 360 months in prison for trafficking in heroin resulting in the death of an individual in connection with the Aug.1, 2016, death of Amanda Hill Borgmann.

In a letter address to U.S. District Court in Covington, Jett stated his intention “to petition the court for collateral relief from my conviction and sentence.”

Collateral relief is defined as “a judicial reexamination of a judgment or claim in a proceeding outside of the direct review process.”

Jett’s letter was sent from the Gilmer Judicial Correctional Institution in Glenville, West Va., where he is housed. It was postmarked on Aug. 21 and filed by the court on Aug. 23.

Jett asked for copies of documents concerning his case including the docket sheet, sentence and judgment order, plea agreement, sentencing transcripts and pre-sentence investigation report.

Jett also requested “Because of the nature of this action I plan to take, will you please request that the envelope be only open in my presence.”

Jett was convicted for selling the deadly heroin mix to Anthony Mason after Mason came to his home to make the drug buy.

Others have also received federal prison sentences in connection with the case.

In June, 2017, Mason was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on the charge of aiding and abetting with intent to distribute a controlled substance containing heroin and fentanyl for his role in the death of Borgmann.

Tiffany A. Prince, 32, of Louisville, entered a guilty plea to aiding and abetting intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl during an appearance in U.S. District Court in April 2017, before Judge David Bunning. On Aug. 25, 2017. she was sentenced to three years in federal prison and five years supervised release.

Kristen L. Bellamy, 35, of Maysville, has entered into a plea agreement on a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance resulting in death but most documents in her case have been sealed by the court and no sentencing date is available.


Mary Ann Kearns

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