Man gets 222 years for Grand Junction shootings
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” A Western Slope man is being ordered to spend 222 years in prison for shooting at Mesa County sheriff’s deputies, and trying to kill an acquaintance in a desert near Grand Junction.
Twenty-six-year-old Samuel Lincoln learned his sentence Friday.
Lincoln fired shots at two deputies during a car chase in December 2005. A month earlier, he tried to kill 20-year-old James Finnegan.
Authorities said Lincoln and another man shot Finnegan several times in the face, leg, shoulder, wrist and side, but he survived.
A jury convicted Lincoln in that case last month.
Judge Thomas Deister denied a defense motion for a new trial.
Deister sentenced Lincoln to 144 years for shooting at the deputies, and 78 years for trying to kill Finnegan.
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