PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An Alabama man has received seven life sentences for the shooting and wounding of seven people at a Florida house party during spring break last year.
The Panama City News Herald (http://goo.gl/jV0MO3) reports that 22-year-old David Jamichael Daniels was sentenced Friday. He was convicted in January of seven counts of attempted murder as well as shooting into an occupied building.
A defense attorney argued that the injuries sustained by the victims didn't warrant a life sentence for Daniels.
The shooting prompted Panama City Beach officials to pass a series of emergency ordinances cracking down on the raucous party atmosphere that draws thousands of college and high school students each spring. The Panhandle town has long been known as a major spring break destination.
Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com