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Nov 5, 2012 11:21 AM

Louisville Man Who Shot Boy Gets Shock Probation

LOUISVILLE (AP) - A Louisville man who shot a boy after a neighborhood prank has been granted shock probation and will be released after 10 weeks in prison.

Michael Bishop's attorney, Brian Butler, told WAVE-TV that his 58-year-old client has "never been in trouble in his entire life."

Bishop entered an Alford plea in July, meaning he acknowledged there's enough evidence to convict him of assault, but he did not admit guilt.

Police said 12-year-old Jacob Eberle was shot in the back on June 13, 2011, as he and friends were ringing doorbells and running away. Police said when Bishop came onto his porch fearing a burglar and fired at the children. The boy was hospitalized for several days.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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