Court of Common Pleas Judge Susan Schulman sentences Defendant Charles Wyatt to 5-10 years in prison for possession of an unlicensed 38 caliber handgun, with 2 years probation on assault and recklessly endangering another person.
Charles Wyatt was charged with shooting his friend/girlfriend in the wrist with a firearm inside of his apartment which the defense claimed to be “an accident.”
Wyatt, is no stranger to criminal activity with nineteen prior arrests and ten convictions. He is also a lifetime Megan’s law registrant and failed to register when he moved to Pennsylvania.
In her argument, Prosecutor Laurie Moore, emphasized Wyatt’s previous criminal activity. The prosecution also stated the Defendant has demonstrated an inability to be rehabilitated by his repeated arrests and convictions.
The defense tried to deflect the prosecution’s argument saying, “Wyatt moved to Philadelphia with the intentions of bettering himself.” Judge Schulman quickly responded by saying, “getting a gun is no way of doing so” and “the need to have a gun outweighed the Defendants common sense to stay out of trouble.”
Judge Schulman acknowledged CeaseFirePA as present in the court room. We applaud her for handing down a sentence of 5-10 years in state custody.