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Man gets 15 years in Fredericksburg shooting
"I wouldn't tell you if I did," he responded.
Dennis Spindle acknowledged the transaction with Robert Spindle, but said the gun was for Rasmiah Shultz, a young woman who was with him that day.
Spindle said Shultz was the only one who handled the gun prior to the shooting.
Shultz, who is currently in jail, testified that she had no role in the gun transaction and said she didn't touch it until Spindle threw it on her lap after the shooting.
Spindle will be formally sentenced by Judge Gordon Willis on July 24. His long criminal record prior to Friday includes multiple drug- and theft-related convictions.
Bowen told the jury Spindle had eight felony convictions, while Jenkins said he had 11. Spindle testified that the number was 16.
"This is a man who has total disregard for the law," said Jenkins while asking the jury to give Spindle more than the minimum of 10 years that they were required to give.
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