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Interstate 84 shooter receives reduced sentence

Posted at 5:14 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 19:14:29-04

A California man who shot at other motorists on Interstate 84 near Boise has received a reduced sentence.

The Idaho Statesman reports a federal judge Thursday reduced 31-year-old Lajai Pridgette's sentence by more than a year.

Pridgette had appealed his sentence to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled a sentencing report had misrepresented how long Pridgette spent behind bars for two drug convictions.

The appeals court vacated Pridgette's sentence and ordered Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge to reconsider how long Pridgette should remain in prison.

Pridgette was originally sentenced to more than eleven years in prison, following the October 2013 shooting.

On Thursday, Lodge ordered Pridgette to serve a ten-year sentence.

(by Associated Press)