Months of court proceedings will come to a close Wednesday as the final Mishawaka High School wrestler will learn his fate during a dispositional hearing, which is the equivalent to sentencing in adult court.
Two of the wrestlers involved were in court Tuesday for their own sentencing hearings. One of them was placed on strict and indefinite probation, according to court documents. Another teen facing a lesser charge in connection with the incident, was also sentenced but the outcome of the hearing will not be released to the media due to strict privacy rules for misdemeanor cases involving juveniles.
A court order states that the teen placed on probation will be required to participate in individual counseling, complete 50 hours of community service and get a part-time job. He must also not have any contact with the victim or the co-defendants.
While this wrestler was committed to the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center for 120 days, that sentence was stayed. The teen will remain out of detention as long as he meets the requirements ordered by the court.
None of the wrestlers who have already been through their dispositional hearings have been placed in detention.
The last dispositional hearing for the final wrestler in this case is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m.