Walmart Shooter Guilty on Most Counts

John Dennis Gillane

John Dennis Gillane

RENO, NV -- A jury found John Gillane guilty on seven of eight counts against him stemming from a shooting rampage last year at a Reno Walmart.

The shooting left three managers wounded at a Walmart where Gillane worked. Gillane was found guilty on two of three counts of attempted murder. On the third count, the jury was hung. That charge resulted from the shooting of Richard Sanders, a manager Gillane is said to have disliked. Sanders was shot in the leg as he ran away.

Prosecutor Elliot Sattler still said the victims, including Sanders, were 'relieved.' He said the victims are 'very appreciative of the effort the jury put into the case.'

Defense attorneys declined to comment following the verdict. The defense argued throughout the trial Gillane never wanted to hurt anyone, only scare them.

A co-worker testified Gillane targeted managers and told her 'not you.'

The jury took roughly a day to deliberate the case. The jury wrote a note to the judge, which said more time would not have helped jurors reach a verdict on the final count.

Gillane will be sentenced in mid-December. He is facing decades in prison, possibly more than one-hundred years.


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