News Nearby: Paul Slater sentenced to 20 years in jail with 10 to be served after pleading guilty to burglary charges.
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Thursday, April 4
Paul Slater, who was shot five times by a Loganville mother in January when he broke into her home to burglarize it, was sentenced Tuesday (April 3) to 20 years in prison with 10 to serve by Walton County Superior Court Judge Ken Wynne, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Slater pleaded guilty to burglary charges. He was shot by Melinda Herman with a .38-caliber handgun after Slater discovered her hiding in an attic crawlspace with her 9-year-old twins. After recovering from the gunshot wounds in a local hospital, Slater was transferred to the Walton County Jail. Slater told the judge that he thought the house was empty when he entered it, according to Channel 2 TV News, and denied pursuing anyone in the home. He …
Paul Slater, who was shot by a Loganville woman last month during a break-in, has now been released from the hospital and is being held without bond at the Walton County Detention Center.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Paul Slater, who was shot by a Loganville mother on Jan. 4 when he broke into her home, has now been released from Gwinnett Medical Center and is being held without bond in the Walton County Detention Center in Monroe, GA. He is charged with possession of tools for commission of a crime, aggravated assaul tand burglary in first degree. WCSO's Capt. Greg Hall said that he was being held without bond also for violating probation. "If he has a lawyer he will be able to petition the Superior Court or for another appearance in front of a magistrate judge," Hall said. "He should have a preliminary hearing -- possibly in a couple of weeks." Hall said Slater was picked up from the hospital Sunday …