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Eastern Sierra News for June 21, 2024





Daniel Hill, the Mammoth teenager arrested in December, entered a plea in Mono County
court this week. Police had alleged that they found a stolen gun in
Hill’s room at home, ammunition at school, and evidence of threats.
Monday, the 18 year old Hill entered a guilty plea to a charge of grand
theft of a firearm.

According to court spokesmen, Hill was sentenced to 5 years formal
probation and 20 days in jail, which he had already served. The
sentence also includes a $610 fine. Hill was also required to
participate in counseling.

After his arrest, officials confirmed that Hill had been the brunt
of relentless taunting and bullying. Some see that as the cause for
Hill’s apparent possession of a gun and expressed threats.

Part of the sentence also ordered Hill not to have contact three minors, believed to be students at Mammoth High School.

Hill’s parents had earlier expressed gratitude for community support for their son.