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St. Louis County Man Gets 5 Years in Shooting

Posted: Nov 2, 2013 3:16 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Nov 2, 2013 4:17 PM

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting and paralyzing his 2-year-old son while loading a gun.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 29-year-old Vincent Sanders was sentenced Friday. Sanders pleaded guilty in July to endangering the welfare of a child, marijuana possession and unlawful use of a weapon after the March 2012 incident.

His son was shot in the chest while Sanders was loading his gun. Prosecutors say the child is paralyzed from the waist down.

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