Man Heads to Prison for Nail Gun Incident

Man Heads to Prison for Nail Gun Incident

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(KSL News) A man who pleaded guilty to shooting his co-worker with a nail gun will spend up to five years in prison.

Pedro Contreras-Cruz pleaded to a reduced charge of aggravated assault for shooting Mario Padilla while working in Saratoga Springs.

He then took off, which his lawyer says he did because he was afraid.

Contreras-Cruz still insists the shooting was an accident, but a judge says his plea indicates otherwise.

He will be deported after his prison time.

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