Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News
Updated Apr 29, 2014 - 8:38 am

Arizona woman gets prison in Vegas Strip shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 22-year-old Arizona woman apologized to a Nevada judge, then expressed surprise at the eight-to-20 year prison sentence she received for shooting a motorist in the neck during a Christmas week traffic dispute on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Sun reported that Brittanie Merritt-Burwell's jaw dropped Monday in apparent disbelief when she got the maximum sentence.

The Glendale woman pleaded guilty in February to attempted murder in the late Dec. 23 shooting. Prosecutors dropped charges stemming from several robberies before the shooting.

The 29-year-old man who Merritt-Burwell shot wasn't in court for sentencing. Prosecutor Megan Thompson says he's recovering.

Merritt-Burwell is from Glendale, Ariz.

Her 28-year-old boyfriend, Joshua Youngblood, faces trial May 12 on a concealed weapon charge that could get him one to five years in prison.

___

Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News