Randall sentenced to life in prison for fatal shooting

Deshawn Randall gets life in prison with possibility of parole after 25 years

Judge Ramona Gonzalez sentenced 19-year-old Deshawn Randall to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 25 years on Friday.

Randall previously pleaded guilty in February to shooting and killing 17-year-old George Miller of La Crosse on August 21st.

In La Crosse County Circuit court Friday afternoon Deshawn Randall said, “I wish I could take back what I did.”

His defense attorney told the judge Randall “was absolutely living in gang lifestyle.”

Randall would be 44 years old at the time of possible parole.

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The 18-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing a 17-year-old on La Crosse’s southside in August is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Deshawn Randall pleaded guilty to first degree intentional homicide in February in the death of George Miller.

Police said Randall shot Miller through a car window on Aug. 21. on the 1300 block of Redfield Street. Miller then ran from the car, Randall chased him and eventually shot Miller a total of nine times.

Randall was arrested later that night at an apartment complex a few blocks away after a standoff with police, which lasted several hours.

Randall’s sentencing hearing is schedule for 1 p.m. Friday afternoon in La Crosse County Judge Ramona Gonzalez’s courtroom.

As part of his plea deal, the charges of 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct, fleeing an officer, and taking a vehicle without consent were dropped.

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