Schweiger perjury sentence upheld

 

DOVER — A Dover man’s 10-year sentence for perjury connected to a 2013 murder case involving the death of his ex-girlfriend’s father will stand, a judge ruled last week.

Gerard T. “Gerry” Schweiger sought post-conviction relief from a decade-long prison term associated with the death of Leipsic waterman Tony Mozick Sr.

Mr. Schweiger was found not guilty of murder but later convicted of bribing a witness for false testimony in the trial against him.

In a three-page ruling Friday, Superior Court Judge Noel Primos cited a Commissioner’s findings on Oct. 26, 2017 that denied the motion for relief and noted no appeals to that decision were filed.

Schweiger earlier made his own case without the benefit of an attorney.

Gerard T. Schweiger

Schweiger has unsuccessfully attempted to withdraw his guilty plea, sought counsel and access for transcripts, according to the order.

A plea agreement included dropping the prosecution of another first-degree perjury charge and bribing a witness count that could have brought eight additional years of prison time with a conviction.

Schweiger was found not guilty of murder on Aug. 29, 2014, but convicted of abusing a corpse, breach of release, tampering with physical evidence, hindering prosecution and second-degree conspiracy.

He was arrested on March 31, 2015 after a telephone conversation with an undisclosed person brought the alleged admission that he killed Mr. Mozick and then bribed a witness at his trial to establish an alibi, according to the Delaware State Police.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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