TEEN Sentenced After Redding Hunter Shot
December 10, 2003
FAIRFIELD, Idaho - A judge has sentenced an Idaho teenager
to 355 days in jail for shooting at a vehicle and paralyzing a Redding
hunter in October.
Donald Marty Larison, 19, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor
charge of injuring a person with a firearm, the Camas County prosecutors'
office said. He was sentenced Monday.
In addition to jail time, he must pay restitution for the
medical bills of Donald Ciancio of Redding, who is still recovering from a
gunshot to his neck. The amount of restitution hasn't been determined, a
prosecutors' spokeswoman said.
Larison was firing a .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun
about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 7 outside a cabin near Fairfield, in southwestern
Idaho, prosecutors said.
Ciancio, who was heading toward a hunting spot, drove by
in a pickup and was shot, suffering paralysis on his right side.
Citing court affidavits, the Twin Falls, Idaho Times-News
reported that the drivers' side window suddenly shattered, and that Ciancio
grabbed his neck and said he'd been hit. Larison told authorities he didn't
realize the pickup had been hit with a bullet until the next day, when he
spotted glass on the ground, the newspaper said.
Ciancio's brother, father and two friends drove him to
town for medical help. The county sheriff and five other officers arrested
Larison the next day.
Larison was first charged with aggravated battery, but the
charge was later diminished. He received 180 days in jail for the shooting
charge and additional time for violating probation on a previous battery
He has already been credited with 61 days served, meaning
he now faces less than 300 days incarceration.
He is being held at the Gooding County Jail.