Man pleads no contest in random SC shootings


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A Spartanburg man has pleaded no contest to his role in what authorities have called a plot to randomly shoot at people and kill them.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports ( 18-year-old Mattison Tyler Schomer entered the plea to three counts of attempted murder Tuesday. Schomer said he didn't mean to hurt anyone.

A day earlier, another man charged in the case told a judge the pair was doing target practice but denied shooting at anyone. A judge has rejected 21-year-old Bryan Marion Holder's guilty plea, saying prosecutors must prove Holder had criminal intent.

Authorities have said a 19-year-old woman was shot in the back in July with a 30.06 rifle. The same day, a man was pressure washing gas pumps when he was shot at but not hit.


Information from: Herald-Journal,

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