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16-year-old Heritage High shooting suspect sentenced to 10 years, plead guilty in 2021, facing 65 years

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 18:18:31-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The teenager accused of shooting two students at a high school has been sentenced to 10 years.

The sentencing came nearly a year after he open-fired inside of a Newport News high school.

The shooting suspect, 16-year-old Jacari Marques Taylor, plead guilty to six counts relating to his role in the shooting that took place at Heritage High School on September 20, 2021.

Taylor was charged with two counts of malicious wounding, two counts of felony use of a firearm, possessing a firearm on school property and discharging a firearm on school property.

The suspect was facing a maximum of 65 years in prison.