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Woodson Sentenced in Waynesboro

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Slade Allen Woodson will serve two years behind bars for crimes in Waynesboro last March on the same night as the now infamous Interstate 64 shootings. The 19-year-old could have served much more time, but a Waynesboro Circuit Court judge suspended the majority of the sentence.  

Woodson and an unnamed juvenile had already pleaded guilty to several charges related to the Waynesboro shootings. Monday afternoon, Woodson apologized for his alcohol fueled actions. But he told the judge, "I'm not a bad person."  

About a dozen friends and family members stood up in court to agree. "This is the Slade that I knew: the kid that was always willing to help out and lend a hand...always polite. This is why this has been a big surprise," said Norman Carter, a friend of Woodson.

Woodson's friends and attorneys say alcohol turned Slade Woodson into a different person.

The March shooting spree caused damage to an occupied house on North Commerce Avenue and the Dupont Community Credit Union Building on Lucy Lane. Woodson was convicted on six charges as a result.

Woodson still faces the prospect of decades behind bars. Prosecutors in Albemarle County filed 15 charges against him, related to the I-64 shootings. He's scheduled to stand trial on December 3.

Reported by NBC29 HD News

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