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Crime Townville school shooting suspect Jesse Osborne sentencing expected this week

21:35  11 november  2019
21:35  11 november  2019 Source:   wyff4.com

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The 16-year-old suspect in the 2016 shooting at Townville Elementary School will be in court this week for a sentencing hearing.

a close up of a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Jacob Hall© Jacob Hall Jacob Hall

In December, Jesse Osborne entered guilty pleas on five indictments -- two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

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Immediately after the shooting on Sept. 28, 2016, Jesse Osborne confessed that he shot and killed his father, Jeffrey Osborne, before he drove to the school and fired at first-grade students and teachers.

Full transcript of confession

a car parked on a city street: Townville Elementary School© WYFF News 4 Townville Elementary School

Osborne fatally wounded 6-year-old Jacob Hall, who died three days later. He also shot a teacher and another student who survived.

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The minimum sentence Osborne now faces is 30 years, with the maximum, which is being sought by Wagner, of life without the possibility of parole.

Fast facts on the Townville shooting:

  • In September 2016, Jesse Osborne posts various comments on social media about planning a school shooting.
  • On Sept. 28, 2016, Osborne shoots his father, Jeffrey Osborne, as his father sits in a chair facing away from him, police say.
  • After killing his father, Osborne kisses his rabbit, Floppy, and his three dogs, he later says.
  • Osborne's grandmother says he then called her, crying and “mumbling unintelligibly.”
  • The grandmother later goes to the home where she finds her son, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, dead. He was shot three times.
  • After shooting his father, Jesse Osborne drives his father's truck three miles to Townville Elementary School, he says.
  • Osborne had attended the school but was attending virtual school at the time of the shooting.
  • At 1:45 p.m., Osborne drives a pickup truck through the fence at Townville Elementary, police say.
  • Osborne fires a .40-caliber handgun, wounding a teacher and two students, police say.
  • One of the students, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, is hit in the leg, causing massive blood loss, doctors say.
  • Firefighter Jamie Brock says he heard the call about a shooting at the school, sped to the school and tackled Osborne on the playground.
  • Once in custody, Osborne gives police a lengthy confession. (Full transcript of confession)
  • Jacob dies three days after the shooting.
  • Osborne is first charged as a juvenile with two counts of murder, three charges of attempted murder and five charges of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
  • He is later charged as an adult, making a life sentence possible.
  • Osborne has been in custody since the shooting.
a person wearing a blue shirt: Jesse Osborne in court, Dec. 12, 2018© WYFF News 4 Jesse Osborne in court, Dec. 12, 2018

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