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Hightman drops Supreme Court appeal

GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man serving prison time for stealing from his fiancée – who remains missing – in the days and weeks after she was last seen, has backed out of his appeal filed with the Wyoming Supreme Court.

Nathan J. Hightman, 40, filed his intent to appeal less than two weeks after receiving a three- to six-year prison sentence — along with fines, restitution and probation — in June.

The motion to waive his appeal was filed last week, as Hightman decided not to move forward after weighing his options with his public defender, according to court...

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