West Philly beer deli owner stunned by plea deal for gunman who shot him
A would-be robber who shot and critically wounded a former West Philadelphia beer deli owner in May was sentenced to 3½ to 10 years in state prison Thursday as part of a plea deal that was approved by prosecutors — and left his victim stunned.
Under the agreement, the District Attorney’s Office dropped attempted murder and other charges against the defendant, Jovaun Patterson, 29. The hearing took about two minutes before Common Pleas Judge Rayford Means and, apparently without any prior notification to the victim or his family.
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