Man gets life for attempted murder

Updated: December 17, 2009, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A judge has handed down a life sentence for the man convicted of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier.

The state attorney's office says Judge Mallory Cooper sentenced 33-year-old Tyrone Hartsfield on Thursday. He was convicted last month.

Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda calls the decision "the appropriate sentence."

A message and an e-mail sent to Hartsfield's attorney were not immediately returned.

Collier was shot six times last year as he waited in his car outside a Jacksonville apartment building. He was paralyzed from the waist down and his left leg was amputated.

Prosecutors say Hartsfield was seeking revenge after he was knocked out in a fight with Collier in April at a nightclub.


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