Burglar shot by Walton mother gets 10 years in prison

mother with gunPaul Ali Slater, shot five times by a Loganville mother in an incident that captured national attention, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

The 32-year-old Long Island native, who barely survived the shooting, pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was sentenced by Walton County Superior Court Judge Ken Wynne to 20 years, with 10 to serve.

Slater was shot by the 37-year-old working mom as she hid, along with her 9-year-old twins, in an attic crawlspace after the intruder forced his way into her home with a crowbar. When Slater discovered them, she responded with six bullets from her .38 automatic revolver, missing once.

Walton Sheriff Joe Chapman said the bullets punctured Slater’s lungs, liver and stomach. He was released from a local hospital in February and transferred to the Walton jail.

Slater told the court on Tuesday he believed the house was …


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