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2-year sentence given to woman in Wal-Mart beating

Santeri S. Hill

– A Fort Wayne woman who smacked a Wal-Mart employee with a handgun after being caught stealing was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

Santeri S. Hill, 23, of the 3700 block of Trace Way, pleaded guilty in February to battery resulting in injury. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, an additional charge of armed robbery was dismissed, according to court documents.

On Friday, Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck sentenced Hill to a total of six years on the charge but ordered four years suspended and two years to be served on probation.

In late November, Hill was caught stealing by an employee at a Wal-Mart. She left the store and returned with a gun.

After she came back inside, she threatened to shoot the employee and struck her on the head multiple times with the handgun, according to court documents.

rgreen@jg.net

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