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Lapsley gets 78 years for Christmas Day bar shooting

Senaca V. Lapsley was sentenced Thursday to 78 years in prison for a Christmas Day bar shooting that left a man critically injured.

Last month a jury convicted Lapsley of two charges of aggravated battery, two charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and another charge of criminal recklessness by firing into an occupied building. They also found him to be a habitual offender.

Two of the bullets fired into the bar just after 1 a.m. on Christmas struck Zach Huddleston as he stood just inside the doorway, having helped the bar's bouncer toss Lapsley and his brother out a moment earlier when they got into a fight just after their arrival.

Lapsley has prior convictions for domestic battery, cocaine possession, resisting law enforcement and forgery.

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