- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who drove to Vermont and shot someone at random will serve at least 10 years in prison for shooting and injuring a Rutland Christmas shopper.

But his attorney says 34-year-old Michael Filinuk III wants to serve at least 15 years.

Filinuk pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a weapon for shooting a woman in the arm in 2015 in the Green Mountain Shopping Plaza parking lot.

After the shooting, he drove to the police station to turn himself in.

His attorney said Filinuk was the valedictorian of his high school, a Navy veteran and a nuclear technician. The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2kdlHiO ) that attorneys say he had done research and discovered Vermont didn’t have a death penalty so he drove from Pennsylvania and shot someone at random.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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