Man sentenced for machine-gun-shooting death of 5-year-old girl
Judge Pat Wolke sentenced the man who recklessly caused the death of a 5-year-old girl to 75 months prison time today in Josephine County Circuit Court.
30-year-old Jon Andrew Meyer Jr. was using an automatic weapon as a crutch to get off a couch late in the evening on June 27 of this year at an apartment at 1017 N.W. C St. when he fell, the rifle went off and shots riddled the building. 5-year-old Alyssa Bobbitt was shot in the head and died at the scene while an adult woman, Karen Hancock, was injured in the incident.
Deputy District Attorney Ryan Mulkins said a lengthy discussion between himself and Defense Attorney Gary Berlant led to the plea deal and the actions of Meyer were not intentional but entirely reckless and that’s why murder charges were not sought.
Meyer addressed the room during a tear-filled plea acknowledging that he will never know the pain he caused Bobbitt’s family.
Meyer pled guilty to multiple charges including second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, delivery of meth as well as two counts of burglary for burglaries he committed weeks before the incident.