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Woman who tried to kill Columbia County attorney sentenced to 30 years in prison



A woman who shot a real estate closing attorney and nearly killed another woman who just happened to be in the proverbial wrong place was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison.

Jshanine N. Barish, 24, pleaded guilty in Columbia County Superior Court to two counts of aggravated assault and on...

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  1. This write-up is like swiss cheese. So many holes in the story are not filled in. Why was she upset with the paralegal? How did she nearly kill the witness when the witness wasn’t hit? Why the extreme sentence when we have far worse shootings around here that get less? Just doesn’t make sense.

  2. As someone who knows well a number of people close to this case, this is the best summary Sandy could have possibly written given the space constraints for news articles. I am glad to see the court system working the way it is supposed to for victims. And as for why the shooting happened… because there are mentally ill individuals walking around and interacting with the general public every single day. Everyone needs to be careful out there because this could have happened to any of us, and there’s no guarantee we would make it out of the situation alive.

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