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Sun May 17, 2020, 05:17 PM

Man Who Fired Shotgun at 14-Year-Old Black Boy Wants Sentence Tossed

Man Who Fired Shotgun at 14-Year-Old Black Boy Wants Sentence Tossed, Argues He Should Not Be Judged By Criminal Record

Ashleigh Atwell

A Michigan man who shot at a lost teenager wants his sentence overturned.

In April 2018, 14-year-old Brennan Walker missed a school bus in Oakland County and decided to knock on Jeffrey Zeigler’s door to ask for directions, according to Fox 2 Detroit. Zeigler’s wife answered the door and mistook Walker for a criminal. She screamed for her husband’s assistance, as reported by The Oakland Press.


Jeffrey Zeigler (above) wants his sentence overturned, a local station reported. He was sentenced to 4 to 10 years in prison for firing a shotgun at Brennan Walker. (Photo: Fox 2 Detroit screenshot)

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Zeigler was convicted in November 2018 of one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison. He is also required to serve an additional two years for possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The sentences are to be served consecutively, meaning he must serve at least four years in prison.

Zeigler argued he should be freed because his sentencing guidelines were handed down incorrectly.

“One of his main assertions is that he shouldn’t be in prison for his actions, that the court improperly departed upwards in the guidelines,” Paul Walton of the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office told Fox 2 Detroit.


Brennan Walker was only 14 years old when Jeffrey Zeigler shot at his back. Walker rang Zeigler’s doorbell to ask for directions after missing a school bus in April 2018. (Photo: Fox 2 Detroit screenshot)

Zeigler asserted the consideration of his criminal record went ” beyond normal sentencing guidelines.” In 2004, he plead guilty to a misdemeanor for firing a gun during a road rage incident. Zeigler did not serve jail time.

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https://atlantablackstar.com/2020/05/16/report-michigan-man-who-fired-shotgun-at-14-year-old-black-boy-wants-resentencing-argues-he-was-judged-too-harshly-due-to-criminal-record/







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catbyte May 2020 OP
Karadeniz May 2020 #1
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #2
mr_lebowski May 2020 #3
Submariner May 2020 #4
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Sun May 17, 2020, 05:19 PM

1. Our justice system...

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Sun May 17, 2020, 05:22 PM

2. Looks like the road rage never subsided -- court might need to revise the sentence upwards.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 05:35 PM

3. STFU, sack up, and go do your measly freaking 4 years like a man ...

You attempted to blow a 14 year old away with a shotgun for ringing your doorbell, and caused them great bodily harm (I'm gathering).

You're lucky he didn't die, which I bet you weren't concerned with at the time, were you?

Asshole.
This is the DU member formerly known as mr_lebowski.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 05:59 PM

4. Trump will pardon him between November 4th and Inauguration Day in January

probably just after pardoning Sirhan Sirhan.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:02 PM

5. Republicans used to complain about legal "technicality's"...

Until it is one of their own that gets convicted and then they are for them!

Like Oliver North. Or ‘Scooter’ Libby.

Eff this guy.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:09 PM

6. I guarantee that while the prison is really bothering him

Not far behind is know he will never be able to legally possess a firearm in the future.

Fuck him. Hope he does his full sentence and then is miserable in his Gunless life afterwards.

I know people like him. They make being armed an integral part of their persona.

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