Last updated: September 03. 2014 10:26AM - 1977 Views
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Weatherspoon
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A LaGrange man pleaded guilty in Troup County Superior Court on Tuesday to two separate incidents involving drug charges and aggravated assault.
Victor Weatherspoon was sentenced by Judge John Simpson to spend 45 years in prison, of which he will likely serve 30 years, said Jep Bendinger, a prosecutor for the Coweta Judicial Circuit. He will be eligible for parole.
Weatherspoon admitted to his involvement in the March 2014 shooting of four individuals in a Clearwater Drive home in the early hours. According to witnesses and his own admission, he broke into the home after seeing his child's mother at a LaGrange nightclub with a female friend and two other men. He entered through a window and shot multiple people, including the two men who sustained life-threatening injuries.
No one died in the incident.
Three children, all under the age of 6, were inside the home during the shooting.
The other case involved a incident from November 2013, in which Weatherspoon was allegedly travelling on Youngs Mill Road and threatened another driver. The second driver called 911, and police subsequently stopped Weatherspoon, searching his vehicle and finding marijuana, cocaine, prescription pills and drug distribution paraphernalia.
Bendinger asserted Weatherspoon was a “violent, gun-toting drug dealer who has no qualms about going into a house with children and shooting a firearm.”
Weatherspoon's aunt, who testified during sentencing, said the incident was outside of Weatherspoon's usual demeanor and asked Simpson for leniency
“He's portrayed as a monster,” she told the judge tearfully. “And what he did was monstrous — but he knows he has to pay for it, and I'm asking, when you decide his fate, have mercy.”
Simpson could have sentenced Weatherspoon to up to 171 years in prison.
Weatherspoon apologized in court to the victims and people of Troup County for his actions.
Note: Story amended following correction from District Attorney's office for total years' imprisonment. An ADA said two charges initially thought to be consecutive were concurrent, leading to the initial error. 

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