Teen Gets 12 Years For Robbery Attempt That Left Trucker Paralyzed

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A sixteen year old who shot a truck driver three times during a robbery attempt was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison last week.

The robbery took place on March 6, 2015 in Wichita, Kansas. Dreamis Webster, 14 at the time, and Lesley Pruitt, 17 at the time, attempted to rob a truck driver who was sitting in his truck with his cousin on N. Rock Road.

The truck driver, David Simonton, was shot three times during the robbery attempt.

Simonton survived the shooting, but was paralyzed from the chest downwards. His cousin was not hurt.

The court prosecuted both Pruitt and Webster as adults. Webster pled guilty to charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery.

The judge sentenced Webster to 147 months in prison. Webster was also ordered to pay Simonton $8000 and to play the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board $5000.

Pruitt was convicted and sentenced in April. He faces 200 months in prison.

Sources:
KWCH
KAKE
The Salina Journal