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Burglar Shot Five Times by Loganville Mother Sentenced

Paul Slater faces 10 years in prison for the home invasion after pleading for mercy.

Paul Slater, the man who was shot five times by a Loganville mother after breaking into her home in January, has been sentenced to 25 years, with 10 to serve, according to My Fox Atlanta. Slater was charged with first degree burglary and possession of tools in the commission of a crime. He had pleaded not guilty two weeks ago.

Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney Layla Zon said Slater entered a non-negotiated plea, meaning he was asking the judge for less than prosecutors' sentencing recommendation. 

"He received a sentence of 25/10, and he will likely serve a great amount of that 10-year sentence because it is a residential burglary," Zon said. "The circumstances of this case certainly warrant a longer confinement sentence, and hopefully the Parole Board will take the facts of this case into consideration."

Although he told the judge he has six kids and never meant to hurt anyone, Slater allegedly chased Melinda Herman and her 9-year-old twins through their home during the invasion. However, Slater denied that he pursued the family, according to WSB-TV. 

"I knocked on the door. I tried to take every precaution to make sure I was going into a vacant home," he said, according to WSB-TV.

Slater had been recovering at Gwinnett Medical Center after being shot by Herman when he confronted her hiding in a closet with her children. Once he was released, he was transported to Walton County Detention Center.

See also:

  • Man Shot by Loganville Mom to Be Arraigned Tuesday
  • UPDATE: Loganville Mother Shoots Burglar Several Times
  • Friday's Shooting of a Burglar in Loganville Has Local Residents Flocking to Gun Stores
  • Burglar Shot by Loganville Mother 'Recovering' from His Injuries
  • 911 Tape of Loganville Burglar Shooting Released
Cindy Stovall April 02, 2013 at 09:15 PM
He really needed more!
stephanie April 02, 2013 at 09:59 PM
"I was taking every bit of precaution going into vacant home" SUPRISE MF! vacant or not, you had no right to be in there taking somebody else's belongings. Stupid...
Lotta Bailey April 03, 2013 at 03:35 AM
He might have six kids but obviously he didn't care to much about them to break in Melinda Herman's home and put her and her kids in danger had she not been armed and shot him he would have harmed them!!! He should have gotten life!!!
David Binder April 03, 2013 at 03:39 AM
This idiot got off way too easy. Begging for mercy because he has 6 children ? Yeah I can see you're up for "Father Of The Year" award. 25 years served would be more fitting the crime. Just ask the Herman children.

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