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Calif. teen convicted of shooting gets 21 years to life imprisonment

Jan. 24, 2014 at 3:39 PM   |   Comments

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A California teen convicted of crimes including a gun ambush on two people and theft of a Lamborghini sports car was sentenced to at least 21 years in prison.

Max Wade, 19, received a sentence of 21 years to life in prison in Marin County, Calif., Superior Court Thursday, the Marin Independent Journal reported Friday.

Wade was convicted in October of a string of crimes, including attempted murder by opening fire on a vehicle in April 2012 in which Landon Wahlstrom, 18, and girlfriend Eva Dedier, 17, were sitting. The two were injured by flying glass.

The investigation led detectives to follow Wade to a storage locker he rented. It contained burglary equipment, fake identification cards, a $200,000 Lamborghini owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri and stolen from a San Francisco car dealership in 2011 and evidence suggesting Wade was planning a heist from a jewelry store.

Wade was charged as an adult although he was 17 when arrested, and convicted of attempted murder against Wahlstrom, firing a gun into an occupied vehicle and possession of the stolen car.

At the sentencing hearing Thursday, defense attorney Charles Drescow conceded Judge Kelly Simmons had little discretion in the sentence.

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