VAN NUYS (CBS) — A Tarzana man who tried to kill his girlfriend was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years to life in prison.
Jason Dana Paul, 40, was convicted in May of multiple felonies, including attempted first-degree murder for shooting his girlfriend, assault on a peace officer with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a machine gun, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a deadly weapon and mayhem.
After shooting his girlfriend, Paul barricaded himself inside the home he shared with the victim and held police at bay for more than ten hours.
Jurors also found true allegations that the attempted murder was willful, deliberate and premeditated, and that the defendant personally used a firearm, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Paul was arrested by Los Angeles police on Feb. 28, 2010, following the standoff in the 18500 block of Hatteras Street.
The victim, then 39 years old, was hospitalized, but recovered.
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