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Peoria man gets 19 years in party shooting

December 2, 2014

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 21-year-old Peoria man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for shooting a woman at a house party.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1rRXZHw ) a judge sentenced Adrian Jackson for the April shooting of Shalonna Robinson. Prosecutors said during his trial in September that Jackson got into an argument and was being dragged out of the house when shots were fired.

A police officer found Robinson leaning against a door with a single wound to her chest.

Jackson says he was fighting back when people at the house tried to rob him. Prosecutors say everyone but Jackson stayed at the scene, which was proof of his guilt.

Jackson will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence and will get credit for about eight months already spent in custody.

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Information from: Journal Star, http://pjstar.com

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