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  • New Scheidt documents released

    New Scheidt documents released

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 10:42 AM EST2012-11-14 15:42:00 GMT
    New documents released in the case of Matthew Scheidt, who is accused of faking his way around an Osceola hospital last year as a physicians assistant.
    New documents released in the case of Matthew Scheidt, who is accused of faking his way around an Osceola hospital last year as a physicians assistant.
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

The local teen accused of faking his way into an emergency room and posing as a physician assistant will be sentenced today.   Matthew Scheidt was found guilty by a 6-person jury in August.

WATCH LIVE SENTENCING HERE

Scheidt cried as the verdict was read.  A state prosecutor argued that the then-17-year-old St. Cloud boy had deceived staff to gain access to patients in the emergency room of Osceola Regional Medical Center.  In interrogation videos released earlier in the week, Scheidt admits to performing CPR on a patient. 

No patients were called to the stand during the proceedings, though over a dozen hospital staff members testified. 

Both the prosecution and defense rested late Wednesday, and the jury spent most of Thursday deliberating.  Scheidt could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Scheidt is also in trouble in South Florida, where he accused of impersonating a police officer.

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