Second Suspect Sentenced in Shooting of Va. Cab Driver

April 2, 2010

The second of two suspects has been sentenced to serve more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing and shooting a cab driver in Petersburg.

Michael A. Washington pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted murder and other charges for his role in wounding and robbing the cab driver in August.

Another man, Daesean N. Addison, pleaded guilty to similar charges in February and received an identical sentence.

Both men were sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison with 25 years and nine months suspended. Prince George Commonwealth's Attorney Jay Paul says neither had prior criminal records.

Paul says the victim still suffers from medical problems after being shot in his neck with a .22-caliber pistol. The bullet remains lodged in his neck.


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