- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man faces a possible life sentence after a jury convicted him of shooting a man in the face during a card game.

The Dothan Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1tOWJPK ) 40-year-old Fitzgerald Russaw was found guilty of felony attempted murder and will be sentenced by a circuit court judge Nov. 13.

Prosecutors say Russaw was playing cards at a residential barbecue in Dothan when he and another player got into an argument. Assistant District Attorney Adam Parker said Russaw pulled a gun and fired point-blank at the man’s face, but the victim swatted the gun quickly enough so that the bullet only fractured a cheekbone.

Prosecutors say Russaw faces an enhanced sentence of 99 years to life in prison because he has two prior felony convictions, including one for manslaughter.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle, https://www.dothaneagle.com



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