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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A judge has handed down a life

sentence for the man convicted of attempted first-degree murder in

the shooting of former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman

Richard Collier.

The state attorney's office says Judge Mallory Cooper sentenced

33-year-old Tyrone Hartsfield on Thursday. He was convicted last


Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda calls the decision

"the appropriate sentence."

A message and an e-mail sent to Hartsfield's attorney were not

immediately returned.

Collier was shot six times last year as he waited in his car

outside a Jacksonville apartment building. He was paralyzed from

the waist down and his left leg was amputated.

Prosecutors say Hartsfield was seeking revenge after he was

knocked out in a fight with Collier in April at a nightclub.


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