Oakland piano student shooter sentenced

June 16, 2009 11:45:03 AM PDT
A man convicted of firing the shot that paralyzed a young Oakland piano student, was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison. The 10-year-old victim, Christopher Rodriguez, was there for the sentencing.

Twenty-six-year-old Jared Adams was robbing an Oakland gas station in January of last year when he fired the shot that hit Rodriguez as he was taking a piano lesson across the street.

Adams was found guilty on 12 felony counts in a crime spree that included the shooting as well as the carjacking of state Senator Don Perata.