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Man gets prison time for shooting friend

Man gets prison time for shooting friend



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HARRISVILLE — He shot his friend in the head during a drunken argument and now Mark Austin Maxwell will spend the next two to 15 years in prison.

Maxwell was convicted of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of Victor Pacheco in Harrisville in February.

According to court documents, Maxwell and Pacheco began arguing after Pacheco said it was "dumb" for Maxwell to drive drunk. Maxwell then said he would show Pacheco what was dumb and fired a bullet into his head.

Pacheco lost an eye as a result of the shooting.

Correction: An earlier version incorrectly said the conviction was for attempted murder instead of aggravated assaut.

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