Nursing Home Shooter Sentence of 144-177 Years in Prison Upheld

A man accused of second degree murder for gunning down eight people in a nursing home in was sentenced to 141 and 177 years in prison. The judge said the ruling was fair, although the man appealed the ruling. Among those shot by the man, was an officer.

The appeal was to fight the fact that the shooter was trying to kill the officer. He claims he did not shoot with the intent to kill, but rather wanted the police officer to shoot him, so he did not inflict deadly wounds like the others shot. However, the judge ruled that they still found sufficient “intent to kill’.  For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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