WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A mother and her son have been sentenced to prison terms after firing shots at another driver during what police characterized as road rage in northeastern Pennsylvania four years ago.
The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens’ Voice reports that 69-year-old Donna Sherbin and 30-year-old Charles Sherbin were convicted last month of aggravated assault and related charges. A Luzerne County judge sentenced both Friday to terms of 18 months to 12 years in prison.
Prosecutors alleged that in October 2016, Donna Sherbin began following the victim, who was on his way home from a grocery store, and Charles Sherbin fired two shots outside Sager’s auto garage and several more as they fled. Investigators said they found two handguns and multiple shell casings in their vehicle.
“I wanted to empty the entire clip into the guy’s head,” police alleged that Charles Sherbin said after his arrest. “I’d do it again. I’d kill that man.”
Assistant District Attorney Jill Sosnoski said the kind of “violent conduct” alleged in this case “cannot be tolerated.”
“The outcome of this shooting could have been far more tragic and fortunately, it was not,” she said.
Friday’s sentence requires the defendants to split $1,110 in restitution to state police for lab costs. The judge credited each for more than 1,400 days time served.
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