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Family upset over lesser homicide conviction in fatal shooting of group home worker

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin family is unhappy with the lesser homicide conviction of a man who shot two women at a Madison group home in 2016.

Ali Hassan, 26, was found guilty of homicide by intoxicated use of a firearm in the death of 23-year-old Fatoumatta Jallow. The conviction carries up to 25 years of combined prison time and extended supervision. The jury didn't find him guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, which would've resulted in a life sentence.

Jallow's family says they're upset Hassan received a lesser charge, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

Hassan was found guilty of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for shooting 32-year-old Julie Connors. The conviction has up to 60 years of combined prison and extended supervision.

Police had said Hassan told an officer on the night of the shooting that he "shot everyone in that house" and said to "just take me to jail."

He was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and attempted arson.


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