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Bloomington Party Shooter Gets Long Sentence

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:12:08 CST
By: AP

A 21 year old man from Normal will have to serve at least 102 years of his 120 year sentence for a shooting at a party. Ross Johnson had convictions for attempted murder, home invasion and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the incident that wounded four people. His lawyer asked for a 26-year sentence. Prosecutors asked a judge for a sentence of 200 years. Defense lawyer Brendan Bukalski says he will appeal. Authorities say dozens of people were attending the October 2012 party in Bloomington when Johnson opened fire during a gang-related dispute. He maintains his innocence and says he wasn't affiliated with a gang. But prosecutor Kevin Sanborn told the judge the shooting was "blood lust."

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