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Teenage Sniper Faces Judge Today
Updated May 5, 2013 12:59 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(BROWNSTOWN) - A teenager who pleaded guilty to killing one man and wounding another in a series of 2006 Indiana highway sniper shootings is scheduled to be sentenced later today.

Jackson Circuit Judge William Vance could sentence 18-year-old Zachariah Blanton of Gaston to anywhere from 20 to 50 years in prison.

Blaton faced trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and criminal recklessness. He pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness.

Prosecutors say Blanton fired his hunting rifle into Interstate 65 traffic on July 23, 2006, from an overpass near Seymour, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis, killing 40-year-old Jerry L. Ross of New Albany.



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