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Mackenzie Peters sentenced for role in drive-by shooting

May 16, 2019 News Extra

Mackenzie P. Peters, 23, of Butler was sentenced Thursday to 18 to 72 months in jail for her role in a drive-by shooting last year.

Mackenzie P. Peters, 23, of Butler was sentenced to 18 to 72 months in jail for her role in a drive-by shooting last year.

Peter pleaded guilty in March to four counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of hindering apprehension for transporting another person in a car who she knew had an illegal firearm and helping that person conceal the gun from authorities.

Judge Timothy McCune accepted the plea deal, despite pleas from a victim who was shot at — but unharmed — during the drive by.

“This was a factually difficult case. That's why I accepted the plea deal,” McCune said. In addition to Peters' jail sentence, she will also be on probation for two years.

This is a breaking news report — read the full article in Friday's Butler Eagle.