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Convicted Attempted Cop-Killer Denied Bid for Shorter Sentence

The judges unanimously upheld the 60-years-to life sentence for 25-year-old Myles Webster

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    Convicted Attempted Cop-Killer Denied Bid for Shorter Sentence
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    A panel of New Hampshire judges has denied the bid for a shorter prison sentence for a man convicted of trying to kill a Manchester police officer.

    In a one-sentence ruling issued Wednesday, the judges unanimously upheld the 60-years-to life sentence for 25-year-old Myles Webster. He was convicted of attempted murder after shooting officer Dan Doherty several times following a foot chase in March 2012. Doherty survived.

    Webster made his plea for a shorter sentence at a hearing on Aug. 21, arguing it wasn't fair and that the trial judge would have given him a death sentence if she could.

    Webster's lawyers say they're disappointed by the ruling. They said the sentence should be 25 years but a prosecutor countered that Webster shot Doherty seven times trying to kill him.

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