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Wascher sentenced for shooting

ONTONAGON — A Greenland Township man was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for a shooting that occurred in February.

Cole Wascher, 25, was sentenced to 10 ½ to 30 years in prison for assault with intent to commit murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

After shooting a 23-year-old Ontonagon man with a 9-mm handgun in Greenland Township in February, Wascher was arrested later that day. Alcohol played a part in the incident, according to police reports.

Wascher subsequently underwent tests to evaluate criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial after his attorney filed an insanity defense.

He pleaded no contest to the assault charge.

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