Mo. Shooting Plot Suspect Sentenced to 15 Years

5 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, March 20 2014 Mar 20, 2014 Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:23:00 PM CDT March 20, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

BOLIVAR (AP) - A southwest Missouri man accused of planning shooting attacks at a movie theater and a Walmart has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The Springfield News-Leader reports 21-year-old Blaec Lammers was sentenced Thursday to 15 years on each charge, with the terms to run concurrently.

Authorities say Lammers told them he originally planned to open fire on the opening-night crowd for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2" at a Bolivar theater in November 2012. He opted for the Walmart because he could get more ammunition there.

Lammers was arrested after his mother told police he had gone off his medication for mental health conditions and that she feared he was planning an attack. No shots were ever fired.

 

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