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N. Idaho teen faces jail time for shooting

Wed., March 14, 2012, 7:22 a.m.

SANDPOINT — Prosecutors recommend a North Idaho teen serve six months in jail for firing a shotgun at a vehicle and injuring two people.

Larry Dean Flanigan Jr. would receive credit for time already served under the agreement.

The 19-year-old pleaded guilty last Thursday to aggravated battery, while three felony counts of assault were dropped. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Flanigan will be sentenced May 7 in Idaho’s 1st District Court.

The case stems from a Dec. 6 confrontation that started at a high school basketball game and then escalated. Flanigan has said he acted in self-defense when a vehicle carrying five people arrived at his Clark Fork home.

Flanigan is accused of firing a gunshot that shattered the rear window of the vehicle, injuring two teen brothers.



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