EDENSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania teen has been sentenced to 1 ½ to three years for shooting his father.
The Tribune-Democrat reports 16-year-old Jamil Branche, of Johnstown, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to one count of felony aggravated assault and one count of firearms not to be possessed without a license in July.
Police say Branche shot his father, Weldon Branche, earlier this year after what witnesses describe as a confrontation. Weldon Branche was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries after the shooting.
Weldon Branche says he loves his son but he needs “to understand he made a mistake.”
An attorney representing Jamil Branche says her client will complete his education during his incarceration or upon his release.
Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, http://www.tribune-democrat.com