Sep 2, 2015 2:22 PM

Judge denies shorter sentence plea for man who shot Manchester cop

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A panel of New Hampshire judges has denied the bid for a shorter prison sentence for a man convicted of trying to kill a Manchester police officer.

In a one-sentence ruling released Wednesday, the judges unanimously upheld the 60-years-to life sentence for 25-year-old Myles Webster. He was convicted of attempted murder after shooting officer Dan Doherty several times following a foot chase in March 2012. Doherty survived.

Webster made his plea for a shorter sentence at a hearing on Aug. 21, arguing it wasn't fair and that the trial judge would have given him a death sentence if she could.

Webster's lawyers say they're disappointed by the ruling. They said the sentence should be 25 years but a prosecutor countered that Webster shot Doherty seven times trying to kill him.


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