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Ky. Supreme Court orders man convicted of shooting, paralyzing girl to be resentenced

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 16:01:16-04

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of shooting and paralyzing a Lexington girl be resentenced.

A jury convicted Carlos Jenkins in the shooting, which left then-11-year-old Amya Catching paralyzed from the waist down.

Catching was celebrating a birthday with friends when bullets came through the home, hitting her.

A judge sentenced Jenkins to 50 years in prison.

The Supreme Court affirmed his convictions for assault, wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

The Court reversed his persistent felony offender conviction and ordered Jenkins to be resentenced.