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Man Convicted Of Shooting, Paralyzing Juvenile Sentenced To Life Plus 50 Years

Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 17:24:40-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The man convicted of shooting and paralyzing a Lexington juvenile has been sentenced to life plus 50 years.

In February, Carlos Jenkins was found guilty of firing the shots that left Amaya Catching paralyzed back in 2017. Catching was at a friend’s house celebrating her birthday when multiple bullets flew through the home.

Catching choked back tears as she testified about the moment she realized she had been hit by a bullet.

“We were watching a movie and then there was a hole in the TV,” Catching said. “And…. then… more bullets are going through the house so we got up to run, but… I…”

Catching said she knew she had been struck by a bullet, not from the pain, but because her body felt like, “jello”. and she, “couldn’t get up”.

She is now paralyzed from the waist down.

The judge accepted the jury’s recommendation of life plus 50 years.