16-year-old sentenced to prison in shooting that paralyzed man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The second of two teenagers accused in a Wichita, Kansas, robbery shooting that paralyzed the victim has been sentenced to prison.

Sixteen-year-old Dreamis Webster of Wichita was sentenced Friday in Sedgwick County to more than 12 years in prison. Webster pleaded guilty to charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

Webster also was ordered to pay more than $8,000 to David Simonton, who testified via Skype during Webster’s sentencing hearing.

Webster was 14 in 2015 when he and Lesley Pruitt, then 17, tried to rob Simonton and his cousin while the two sat in Simonton’s tractor-trailer cab. Simonton was shot three times during a struggle and was paralyzed.

Pruitt is serving a sentence of more than 16 years in prison.

Webster and Pruitt were prosecuted as adults.


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