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Trooper Shooting Suspect Pleads Guilty

A Tusla man charged with shooting a state trooper faces life in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday morning.   After the shooting in March, police charged Francisco Saucedo, 39 with 14 counts of aggravated assault against a public servant. One count was for the shooting of Trooper Steven Stone. The other for shooting at police officers during a pursuit.   Wednesday, Saucedo pled guilty to shooting Trooper Stone and waived his right to a jury for the 13 additional charges. Trooper Stone, sitting in court says today's guilty plea is a relief.    

"Very excited," said Trooper Steven Stone. "Again this whole ordeal is nearly to a closure and I'm progressing and getting better and going back to work hopefully here in the near future."   The punishment phase for Saucedo is scheduled for December 11th. In July, Ramon Ramos, 38 plead guilty to 14 aggravated assault charges against a public servant. Ramos was sentenced to life in prison on each charge.

Molly Reuter, reporting.


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