Man gets 7 years for shooting man at yard sale

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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 11:00 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who shot and wounded a customer who intervened in a fight at his yard sale has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Phillip Bregg pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempted murder and assault, although he told the judge he didn't clearly recall the violent family fight last September that led to the shooting.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1zUMo9Q ) that the victim was at Bregg's Springfield home to browse a yard sale when he saw a woman with a bloody mouth and tried to intervene.

Prosecutors say Bregg had punched his wife and kicked her and two other women down some stairs. After the victim interfered, police say Bregg went back inside and opened fire from a window, wounding the man in the shoulder and leg.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com