Sadowski found not guilty... but back in jail

Mar 20, 2017

MARQUETTE, MI--   An Ishpeming man retried for torturing two women at his mixed martial arts studio has been found not guilty on all charges. 

Jason Sadowski

The Michigan Court of Appeals granted Jason Sadowski, 47, a new trial after his co-defendant made comments that implicated him at the first trial, but Sadowski couldn’t challenge the statements because the co-defendant didn’t testify.

Sadowski was exonerated Friday on seven charges, including torture, solicitation of murder, unlawful imprisonment, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

However, after the verdict was read Sadowski was taken into custody on behalf of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. WLUC-TV says a federal complaint states a gun was found in Sadowski’s home in 2013, which is illegal, since Sadowski is a convicted felon. The complaint also says the gun crossed state lines. 

Sadowski is lodged in the Marquette County Jail.