The West Liberty Salem teenager who shot and wounded a classmate at West Liberty-Salem High School in 2017, is appealing his 23-year sentence.
The Springfield News-Sun reports lawyers for Ely Serna says the judge erred in giving him the maximum sentence for the 2017 shooting.
The attorneys say in court documents that Serna was depressed at the time of the shooting and showed remorse and that the judge didn't take his age into account during sentencing. Serna pleaded guilty to attempted murder, felonious assault, and inducing panic.
Serna was 17-years-old when he brought a shotgun to West Liberty-Salem High School in West Liberty and opened fire in a bathroom, critically wounding classmate Logan Cole and caused minor injuries to another classmate.