SPRINGFIELD — The Clark County Prosecutor’s Office said it was because of a victim’s mercy that Ernest McRobie won’t be heading to prison.
The 56-year-old Clark County man was sentenced on Wednesday morning for shooting someone who pulled in his driveway to find their cell phone.
Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Driscoll said during the sentencing that the victim asked the prosecutor’s office to go easy on McRobie in the case.
“He didn’t believe that this individual needed to be punished more, but instead needed to be helped to ensure these types of activities or this type of criminal activity didn’t happen in the future,” Driscoll said.
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McRobie said he was sorry to the victim during the sentencing. He said he was drunk when the incident happened.
“I didn’t mean any harm. I apologize for that,” McRobie said.