ND man who brought gun to Adams County Courthouse in Hettinger to spend 60 years behind barsFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted of attempted murder for brandishing a gun in a western North Dakota courtroom will spend 60 years in prison.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted of attempted murder for brandishing a gun in a western North Dakota courtroom will spend 60 years in prison.
Judge Steven McCullough on Thursday sentenced Vicente Chacano to 20 years in prison, to be served on top of a 40-year term Chacano received in a previous case.
Chacano, a Chilean native who was working as a farmhand, was accused of taking the gun into the Adams County Courthouse in Hettinger last year and trying to fire it after his conviction in a child molestation case.
Witnesses say Chacano pulled the trigger several times, including directly at the chest of prosecutor Jonathan Byers, but the gun never fired.
The trial was moved to Fargo, where a jury convicted Chacano in February. Sentencing was held Thursday in Bismarck.