Calling the shooting "as close to a homicide as a case could get," Judge Jeffrey Minehart on Wednesday sentenced Christopher Easton to 30 to 60 years in prison.
Easton, 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder just as jury selection was about to begin. Easton, also known as Christopher Easter, had held out entering a plea for months hoping that a trial would lead to a shorter sentence.
He faced a maximum sentence of 41 to 81 years.
He was immediately taken off to prison.
"Kids don't start out to be evil but they end up evil because of adults," Minehart said. "Clearly Mr. Easton did not have a supportive family but this is a particularly gruesome shooting."