- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former biotechnology executive who wounded two people in a San Diego revenge shooting after losing his job has been sentenced to life in prison.

U-T San Diego (https://bit.ly/1EayoZm ) says 52-year-old Hans Petersen got two life terms plus 50 years to life Friday for attempted murder.

Authorities say Petersen opened fire inside two homes in the wealthy La Jolla area in 2013, wounding his former business partner Steven Dowdy and the brother of Petersen’s estranged wife, Ronald Fletcher.

Dowdy had fired Petersen.

Children were in both homes during the shootings. The wounded Fletcher managed to hold Petersen for police.

In court, Petersen apologized for the attacks but said he’d taken alcohol and a prescription drug and had no memory of them.

His attorney indicated he’ll appeal.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, https://www.utsandiego.com


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