This past Friday 16-year-old Michael Phelps was sentenced to 30 years behind bars for shooting 15-year-old Chance Jackson within the walls of Martinsville West Middle School in Martinsville, Indiana.
During the sentencing hearing, Phelps’ mother once again claimed that she drank too much and that’s why Phelps’ committed the shooting. Get in line pal. A lot of parents, unfortunately, drink too much but not all of them have kids who shot someone twice in the abdomen.
Chance Jackson’s mother addressed the court to tell that her son is now condemned to a life of medical problems and has had two emergency surgeries.
The judge even noted that Phelps had made a weapon in prison while awaiting trial.
Of course, Phelps’ lawyer is going to appeal not only the sentence but the fact that Phelps was tried as an adult.
30 years is a decent sentence however it pales in comparison to the life sentence that Chance Jackson received without a trial.