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Martinsville man sentenced to eight years for attempted murder, other charges

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MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) - A Martinsville man who admitted to shooting at another man in April 2016 will spend the next eight years in prison.

Telvin Hairston was sentenced Thursday afternoon and received a total of 33 years for his six charges, including attempted first-degree murder, but 25 years were suspended.

In January, Hairston pleaded guilty to his six charges.

According to police, Hairston fired a shotgun at another man in the parking lot of the Martinsville Bulletin after the two got into an argument.

The man jumped out of the way just in time and only his shirt was hit.

A pellet also hit a window of the Bulletin's office.


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