Marietta man gets 40 years for 2013 shooting
by Justin Larson
August 06, 2014 10:16 PM | 3254 views | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
William Devore III
William Devore III
MARIETTA — A Marietta man who pleaded guilty to shooting and injuring two people at a 2013 party will spend the next 20 years in prison.

William Dennis Devore III pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated assault after opening fire March 31, 2013, at a neighbor’s house party on Milford Church Road near the intersection of Austell and Windy Hill roads in Marietta.

The shooting took place after an altercation between one of the victims and Devore’s wife escalated, according to Kim Isaza, the spokeswoman for District Attorney Vic Reynolds.

A man and a woman were injured but survived, Isaza said. The female victim had two gunshot wounds to her face, resulting in permanent short-term memory loss. The man was shot once in the face, once in the head and twice in the body.

“Fortunately, this is not a double homicide, which it easily could have been,” said Assistant District Attorney Paul Camarillo. “But no amount of prison time will ever make these victims whole again.”

On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Jim Bodiford sentenced Devore to 40 years, with 20 years in custody and the rest on probation.

Devore worked at Lockheed as an aircraft mechanic at the time of the shooting and had no prior convictions, Isaza said.

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August 08, 2014
No details. No indication of what caused the altercation. Or, whether the people that were shot did something to cause a highly trained and employed guy with no criminal history to just pull out a gun and shoot them.

There is more to this story than that a a highly trained and employed guy with no criminal history with a gun just decided to shoot some people for the heck of it.

December 04, 2014
I know Will very well and he was always a kind and giving person. I trust him and always wondered what happened that night. It's sad...
Mabel G
August 07, 2014
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