Tacoma Mall Shooter Convicted

From Seattle Times:

Superior Court jurors Tuesday convicted Maldonado of 15 separate criminal counts, including attempted second-degree murder, assault and kidnapping, in the shooting that wounded seven people at the mall around noon on Nov. 20, 2005.

In doing so, jurors weren’t swayed by the defense’s claims that a mental disorder shielded Maldonado, 22, from responsibility for the shootings.

Dan McKown, a Tacoma man who was paralyzed in the shooting and now uses a wheelchair, said it was clear to him Maldonado was intent on gunning down numerous people as he walked through the mall spraying bullets.

Good to hear he didn’t get off light.  Read the whole thing.

One Response to “Tacoma Mall Shooter Convicted”

  1. Linoge says:

    Very good to hear that he was convicted on all counts. Occasionally, the judicial system does seem to function somewhere near properly. Of course, the real question now is how the sentencing will be handled, but I guess we will just have to wait and see on that count.