HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown youth has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man in an apparent retaliation for a stabbing.

Dennis Marshall Jr., 17, pleaded guilty to attempted murder while a jury trial was underway. He was sentenced Thursday.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that Marshall admitted to shooting Colin Williams of Hagerstown on
Oct. 17. Prosecutors say the shooting was in apparent retaliation for the Oct. 6 stabbing of Malik Scott by Williams.

Williams pleaded guilty to assault for stabbing Scott and testified for the state in Marshall’s trial.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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