The Latest: Dad of Washington school shooter to appeal term

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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 2:39 PM
The Latest: Dad of Washington school shooter to appeal term

SEATTLE (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of the man whose teenage son used his gun in a 2014 shooting at a Washington state high school (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

A defense attorney says he plans to appeal after the father of a teenager who used his dad's gun to kill classmates at a Washington high school was sentenced to two years in prison on gun charges.

Lawyer John Henry Browne said after the hearing Monday for Raymond Fryberg that he was pleased the federal judge handed down a sentence that was nine months shorter than prosecutors requested.

But Browne says he will appeal because he doesn't think Fryberg "needs a day in jail." Fryberg was convicted of illegally owning six firearms, including the gun his 15-year-old son, Jaylen, used to kill four classmates and himself in 2014.

A domestic violence protection order should have kept him from owning a gun. But the order never made it into criminal databases used by firearms dealers.

Browne says Fryberg was never served with the restraining order. Fryberg was allowed to go free after the hearing and has 30 to 45 days to report to prison.

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10:25 a.m.

The father of a teenager who used his dad's gun to kill classmates at a Washington high school in 2014 has been sentenced to two years in prison on firearms charges.

Raymond Fryberg was sentenced Monday. He was convicted in September of illegally owning six firearms, including the gun his 15-year-old son, Jaylen, used to kill four classmates and himself.

A domestic violence protection order filed by Fryberg's former partner should have kept him from owning a gun. But a record of the order never made it into criminal databases used by firearms dealers during gun purchases.

Prosecutors say Fryberg lied on the form he filled out when he bought the guns to hide the restraining order. His lawyers said he didn't know he was prohibited from having firearms.

Prosecutors had asked for a 33-month sentence. Fryberg's attorneys had sought probation.

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8 a.m.

The father of a teenager who used his dad's gun to kill classmates at a Washington high school in 2014 is scheduled to be sentenced on firearms charges on Monday morning.

Raymond Fryberg was found guilty in September of illegally owning six firearms, including the gun his son, Jaylen, used to kill four classmates and himself.

A domestic violence protection order filed by Fryberg's former partner should have kept him from owning a gun. But the record of the order never made it into criminal databases used by firearms dealers during gun purchases.

Prosecutors say Fryberg lied on the form he filled out when he bought the guns in order to hide the restraining order. His lawyers said he didn't know he was prohibited from having firearms.

A jury agreed with prosecutors. They're asking for a 33-month sentence. His lawyers are asking for probation.