West Liberty-Salem High School Shooter Appealing to Reduce Sentence

In west central Ohio a teenager who shot and wounded a classmate at school and was sentenced to 23 years in prison is appealing for a new sentencing.

The Springfield News-Sun reports lawyers for Ely Serna say the judge made a mistake in giving him the maximum sentence for the shooting in 2017.

His attorneys say Serna was depressed at the time of the shooting, and showed remorse, and that the judge didn't take his age into account during sentencing.

Serna was 17 when he brought a shotgun to West Liberty-Salem High School and opened fire in a bathroom, critically wounding a classmate. he later pleaded guilty to attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic.

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