NL man sentenced to six years in 2012 shooting

A 25-year-old New London man pleaded guilty today in New London Superior Court to shooting a man in both legs on Mountain Avenue in March 2012.

Shaquon Carter, who was living on Mountain Avenue when he was arrested, will be sentenced in December to six years in prison for first-degree assault and criminal possession of a firearm. Arrested by New London Police three days after the March 10, 2012 incident, Carter has remained in prison in lieu of $750,000 bond.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit in the case, Carter shot the victim, Tornando Robinson, in the right thigh, left thigh and groin after Robinson confronted Carter about ripping off a woman two years earlier during a cocaine sale.

Carter had a prior felony conviction and could not legally possess a firearm, according to prosecutor Paul J. Narducci. He is represented by defense attorney Linda J. Sullivan.

In accepting his guilty plea, Judge Susan B. Handy told Carter that he would have been exposed to up to 25 years in prison had he taken the case to trial and been found guilty.

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