- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A jury has convicted a Florida man of trying to kill a federal judge in a revenge plot after the jurist refused to end his probation.

The Florida Times-Union (https://bit.ly/1SY2w6D ) reports that 27-year-old Aaron Richardson of Jacksonville was convicted Thursday of attempted murder and other charges associated with the 2013 plot.

He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Prosecutors say Richardson sought revenge against U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan for refusing to end probation from an earlier case.

Prosecutors say Richardson stole a rifle, went to the judge’s street and fired a shot at Corrigan. The shot barely missed.

Richardson was injured by the recoil of the gun, and prosecutors say after the shooting he used researched how to silence a rifle and improve his accuracy.

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