October 23, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man who as a teenager
fired on his school classmates has been sentenced to an extra 6
years in prison for using a stolen debit card.
Mitchell Johnson, who's now 24, pleaded guilty and was sentenced
for theft by receiving and financial identity fraud. It was his
third sentencing since he was released from prison three years ago
for his role in the school shooting.
Johnson was 13 when he and an 11-year-old schoolmate, Andrew
Golden, killed four students and a teacher at Jonesboro Westside
Middle School in 1998.
Johnson was sentenced in November to 12 years in prison for the
theft of the debit card and a purchase he'd made with the card. The
additional time was for using the card to buy a Burger King
breakfast for $7.99.
As for Golden, he was back in the news last month when police
revealed that he had applied for a state concealed weapons permit
and was turned down.
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