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Sentence Handed Down In Ahwahnee Murder Case

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BASS LAKE – An Ahwahnee man found guilty of murder on Feb. 21 was sentenced today in Bass Lake Superior Court.

Craig Fetty, 30, was convicted of beating and stabbing to death Dennis Dolan, 68, also of Ahwahnee. The jury found Fetty guilty of first degree murder with the special allegation of use of a deadly weapon, first degree burglary, and second degree robbery.

Today Judge Charles Wieland sentenced Fetty to 12 years in prison on the first degree burglary count, 2 years on second degree robbery, 1 year for the enhancement of use of a deadly weapon, and 50 years to life for first degree murder.

Fetty was arrested on Oct. 22, 2016, along with his girlfriend Tiffany Dambrino, now age 21, after Dolan was found dead in a detached garage at his residence on Road 600. Dolan had suffered severe injuries to his head and face, and was also stabbed in the thigh, which was believed by investigators be have been the fatal injury.

On Feb. 1, Dambrino agreed to plead guilty to residential burglary and robbery – with the special allegation of committing the crimes against an individual over the age of 65 – and testify against Fetty, in exchange for having her murder charge dropped, along with two pending misdemeanors in other cases. She was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison.

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