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24 February 2024

Man gets life sentence in double murder, mass shooting


A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, as well as wounding four others.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 33-year-old Allen Cashe was sentenced Wednesday morning.

He pleaded no contest last month to two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and a count of attempted first-degree felony murder as part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.

Police say Cashe killed Latina Herring in March 2017 after she demanded he move out of her home in Sanford, a suburb of Orlando.

Herring's son, Branden Christian, was also fatally shot.

Another son and Herring's father were wounded.

Authorities say Cashe then went to a nearby street and shot two bystanders, including a high school student.