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BART shooter given two-year prison sentence

By Associated Press
Friday, November 5, 2010 16:19 EDT
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A judge has sentenced a white former transit officer to two years in prison in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on a California train platform.

The sentence by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry was significantly less than the possible 14-year maximum term for Johannes Mehserle.

When Perry issued his sentence, the mother of victim Oscar Grant shouted, “Oh my!”

Perry, however, threw out a gun enhancement that could have added 10 years in prison and said there was overwhelming evidence indicating it was an accidental shooting.

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