SANDPOINT -- A California man who pleaded guilty for his role in an attack on a northern Idaho woman who picked up him and another teen while they were hitchhiking has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 18-year-old Marshall Owens Dittrich of Danville, Calif., was sentenced Friday in 1st District Court.
Prosecutors said Dittrich and Joseph John Martin of Denver ran away from a therapeutic boarding school in Montana and were hitchhiking when 66-year-old Vera Gadman offered them a ride in July 2011. Gadman was choked and hit in the head with a glass bottle before she was able to escape.
In June, Martin was sentenced to 15 years in prison.