Grandfather Sentenced To Prison After Shooting 14-Year-Old Boy

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FRANKFORT, KY. (AP) – A 56-year-old grandfather has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for shooting a 14-year-old boy who he believed had a sexual encounter with his 12-year-old granddaughter.

The State Journal reports that Samuel Isaacs was sentenced Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court in connection with the August 2014 shooting of the boy. A jury found Isaacs guilty of first-degree assault in April 2015.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland says the unidentified teenager has since recovered physically from being shot multiple times.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton has said Isaacs had become upset after Isaacs’ granddaughter, who had been staying with him, sneaked out of the home during the night.