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Man gets 15 months in prison for robbery

A man previously convicted of shooting a 13-year-old girl between the eyes while he was acting like a gangster pleaded guilty today to second-degree robbery.

Reza Abghari, 26, had been charged with first-degree robbery for a holdup at the Zip Trip at 711 W.Hastings in October. He was investigated in other holdups but never charged.

Today, he pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and received a 15-month prison sentence from Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza.

In 2004, a judge convicted Abghari of third-degree assault and sentenced him to more than two years in prison. In that case, Abghari took a .22-caliber pistol and aimed it at the head of a girl before pulling the trigger. He later told police he thought the gun was unloaded.

The girl, who survived the blast, had reconstructive surgery but suffered permanent loss of some hearing and sight.



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