2014 Hartington Drive shooter convicted

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Normond L. Hale was convicted on December 10, 2015 by a Santa Rosa Jury for two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm and for Shooting within a Building.Hale mug

The crimes occurred on Hartington Drive in Navarre on June 6, 2014. On that date, the defendant went to the residence with a .357 revolver tucked into his pants. During an argument with the primary victim, who was his ex-girlfriend, he shot himself through the jaw with the revolver. Shortly thereafter, Hale shot the victim three times in rapid succession inside the house. He then exited the house to fire the remaining two shots from the 6-shot revolver at a man who had been visiting the victim. The primary victim survived her injuries due to life-saving treatment at Baptist Hospital. The second victim was uninjured.

Circuit Judge John Miller scheduled Normond L. Hale to be sentenced on January 14, 2016. Hale faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 45 years in state prison which will be served day for day with no gain time and can be sentenced with up to life in prison.


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