- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - An appeals court has declined to reduce the decades-long sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to shooting five people, including a toddler, in central Pennsylvania almost a decade ago.

Forty-eight-year-old Mark Galloway of Philadelphia was sentenced to 41½ to 100 years in prison in the June 2007 shooting in Lancaster.

Prosecutors said he shot his girlfriend and her mother, daughter, 2-year-old grandson and a family friend. Authorities said he was distraught that his girlfriend had moved from Philadelphia to Lancaster.

All of the victims survived. Galloway pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Galloway argued in an appeal that witnesses had lied and also alleged improprieties by police and prosecutors. But the Superior Court panel ruled that his challenge to his conviction was filed too late.

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