Decatur Shooter gets 20 Years

| September 16, 2014

JS2_6846_1ATLANTA — A Superior Court judge sentenced Michael Brandon Hill to 20 years to serve in prison Tuesday for invading a DeKalb County school with an assault rifle last year.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Steve Visser is reporting Judge Mark Anthony Scott noted that the significant mental health issues that Hill’s lawyer raised in a request for 10 years imprisonment with court-ordered psychiatric assistance after release, were matters best left to the state legislature and Congress.

Scott followed the prosecution’s recommendation and sentenced the 21-year-old Hill to 40 years, 20 in custody and 20 on probation.
“Good luck to you,” Mr. Hill,” Scott said.
he incident in August 2013 grabbed national attention after school employee Antoinette Tuff successfully talked the then 20-year-old Hill down while he held her prisoner in the school’s office and had discharged his weapon.
No one was hurt in the tense stand-off. Hill, who was described as quiet and unassuming by his neighbors, had more than 500 rounds of ammunition for the military-style assault rifle he carried.

Hill, along with five other residents, lived in a house a short walk from McNair Discovery Learning Center near Decatur in southwest DeKalb County. His brother had accused him in December 2012 of making terroristic threats via Facebook, according to Henry County police

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