Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
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Man sentenced to 30 years for 2012 attempted murder


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BROOKSVILLE - A Spring Hill man will spend the next 30 years in prison for shooting a man in the back last November.

Bonnel Azemar, 39, was booked on charged of attempted murder and aggravated assault with a firearm after shooting Derick Wayne Vassar in the back during an argument. Vassar was paralyzed from the waist down after the shooting, according to court documents.

Azemar also pointed the gun at another victim, Danielle Marvel, before leaving the scene in his white Dodge Ram pickup.

The next morning, Azemar was arrested at his girlfriend's Day Street home.

Assistant State Attorney Rob Lewis said Friday Azemar was sentenced to 30 years for the attempted murder charge and will serve a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years. Azemar will serve five years in prison on the aggravated assault charge, with the first three years as a minimum mandatory.

Court records show Azemar was adjudicated guilty on two counts of trespassing and misdemeanor battery in January. Azemar was found guilty in 2011 of insurance fraud and falsely reporting a crime, and in 2010 of attempted retail theft.

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