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Man guilty in toilet-paper shooting

  |   May 19, 2010 at 8:12 PM
RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- A California man has pleaded guilty in a 2004 shooting incident involving two men and youngsters toilet-papering houses, officials say.

Aubrey Dashielle Weldon, 39, of Lake Elsinore was arrested in December 2004 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on Temecula residents Robert Limon and Army Spc. Daniel Alvarado Jr., who were observing Alvarado's nieces and their friends toilet-paper houses in Lake Elsinore, The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise reported Wednesday.

Weldon, a neighborhood resident, approached in his truck, and after a short verbal give-and-take pointed a pistol out the window. A struggle ensued with Limon grabbing Weldon's wrist. A shot went off, grazing Limon's forehead and hitting Alvarado in the head where it lodged behind his left ear.

The injury has left Alvarado with health issues, the newspaper said.

Weldon, who has been free on bail, was to have gone on trial Monday at the Southwest Justice Center in French Valley, but he changed his plea in court to guilty.

He will be sentenced July and could face up to 12 years in prison. Weldon could have faced 18 years or more if he had been found guilty by a jury, The Press-Enterprise said.

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