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School shooter's conviction upheld

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Mitchell Johnson, 24, who spent seven years in juvenile custody for his role in the 1998 Westside school shootings, has lost his appeal of a conviction and four-year federal sentence on marijuana and weapons possession charges. He's serving it concurrently with a six-year state sentence from Washington County for credit card theft.

The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the conviction today. The court rejected Johnson's argument that the government failed to prove he'd used marijuana and that the judge had unreasonably lengthened his sentence.

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