Two sentenced for shooting boy

April 17, 2008 11:09:21 AM PDT
Two of three men have been sentenced for a shooting that left a 6-year-old North Philadelphia boy paralyzed in 2006.

Twenty-year-old Donte Rollins and 19-year-old Chris Powell were sentenced Thursday to 62 1/2-125 years in prison for their involvement in the shooting that left Jabar Wright unable to move from the neck down.

Jabar was in the back seat of his grandfather's car when he was hit by gunfire on Jan. 28, 2006.

Police said the men were targeting 43-year-old Benjamin Wright, but a bullet struck his grandson.

A jury convicted the three men of attempted murder, aggravated assault and various weapons offenses. A fourth defendant was acquitted.

Sentencing for the third defendant, 24-year-old Raheem Collins, was delayed until June 10.


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