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Hill Takes Plea Deal in Trolley Square Case

Hill Takes Plea Deal in Trolley Square Case



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The West Valley gun dealer accused of selling a shotgun used by a teenager in a shooting rampage at a Salt Lake City mall has taken a plea agreement.

Westley Wayne Hill was the last of four defendants to plead guilty to selling weapons to Bosnian immigrant Sulejman Talovic. The U.S. Attorney's office says Hill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor paperwork violation.

Authorities say Hill failed to note on a government form that he was selling a firearm to a resident immigrant. Prosecutors dropped a felony charge of unlawful transfer of a firearm to a person under 21.

Hill was put on a year of probation and fined $500.

Talovic opened fire at Trolley Square on Feb. 12, killing five shoppers and injuring four others before he was gunned down by police.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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