MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Denny Hecker has filed nearly 300 pages of documents, asking for a downward departure of eight years in prison and extra credit for the time he’s already served.
In his argument for a downward departure, he states in addition to his crimes, he was a victim of the downturn in the economy.
Hecker is also asking to be sent to the Duluth Federal Prison Camp for his sentence, where he’d like to enroll in the drug and alcohol program. He refers to his heavy-drinking past during 2009 and 2010.
Hecker is serving time in Sherburne County Jail, where he’s in solitary confinement 23 hours a day. He asked to be let out before his sentence, so he can self report to prison (which would give him extra credit on his sentence).
Hecker said he wants to be able to say goodbye to his children — something he wasn’t able to do when he was jailed in October, without warning.
The sentencing is scheduled for next Friday, but could possibly end up being delayed. Prosecutors are asking for the maximum of 10 years.