A 28-year-old Buena, NJ resident who is charged with beating a Glassboro woman unconscious with a wine bottle last summer is asking the state to consider her for alternative sentencing.
Heather Seehousz's attorney requested that Drug Court Judge Gary Wodlinger consider her “long-standing drug history” as grounds to admit her in the program, according to a statement from the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
But Wodlinger replied that such an appeal would be "rolling uphill" against the statutes of the program, which is only open to nonviolent offenders. Seehousz faces second-degree aggravated assault and robbery charges that would render her ineligible for Drug Court.
Last week, her co-defendant Savannah Tatton pleaded guilty to third-degree aggravated assault in the same case. Tatton was sentenced to four years in state prison and ordered to pay the victim $100,000 in restitution for her medical bills.