Man sentenced to 24 years for VSU campus shooting

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A shooting in October on the Virginia State University Campus has resulted in one man heading to prison for 24 years.

After an hour-long sentencing hearing in Chesterfield County Circuit Court, Judge David E. Johnson sentenced Dante D. Turner, 21, to 35 years in prison with 14 years suspended for aggravated malicious wounding, and an additional three years for felony use of a firearm.

The victim, 19-year-old Jordan Maclin, was shot in the abdomen during an attempted robbery Oct. 19 and suffered damage to his colon and kidney. He has since left the school.

The defendant also recently received a 8-year sentence for a similar crime in Waverly.

Turner plead guilty to the shooting back in April.

Johnson noted that the shooting was an unprovoked attack on a college campus — an environment where students should not have to worry about whether they will live through the night while walking on campus.

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