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Sentencing delayed for would-be ACES shooter


Last updated 2/20/2019 at Noon

Just over a year after Joshua O’Connor was arrested for planning to conduct a shooting and bombing at ACES High School, judge Bruce Weiss delayed his sentencing at a hearing on Feb. 12.

O’Connor pleaded guilty in December to attempted first-degree murder, unlawful possession of an explosive and first-degree robbery. The night before he was arrested, O’Connor and a friend robbed an ampm on Casino Road. The money from the robbery was going to go towards his shooting plot.

O’Connor was arrested after his grandmother found a rifle, as well as a journal outlining his plan. In his journ...

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