Ohio man gets 30 years for firing into crowds
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 4:56 AM
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A northwest Ohio man who prosecutors said killed one man and wounded two others when he twice fired into crowds has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.Prosecutors in Toledo said 21-year-old James Sutton IV fired a gun into crowds two months apart. The first time, two people were shot but survived. The next time, last April 15, 25-year-old Torian Hall was struck and killed by a stray bullet.
Sutton on Monday entered Alford pleas, which acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict him, on one count of voluntary manslaughter with a firearms specification and two counts of felonious assault.
The (Toledo) Blade reports that Sutton had been scheduled to go on trial Monday on more serious charges, but he agreed to the plea bargain instead.