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Preliminary hearing scheduled in manslaughter case

Steamboat Pilot & Today

— A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the Steamboat Springs man charged with felony manslaughter.

Darin Dickey appeared in court Wednesday, and his hearing was scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

On Aug. 4, Dickey was taken into custody after police learned his girlfriend, Sarah Lay, 39, died July 5 from a subdermal hemorrhage due to blunt force trauma to the head.

Police believe the injury was caused by Dickey pulling Lay out of his brother’s bed.

Manslaughter is a Class 4 felony carrying a presumptive sentencing range of between two and six years in prison. If manslaughter involves domestic violence, the sentence can be longer.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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