LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A man accused of shooting and wounding two New Mexico State University students in 2014 has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in prison.
Prosecutors say 25-year-old Philip Zaman was sentenced Wednesday.
Five months ago, Zaman pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, negligent use of a firearm and criminal damage to property.
Zaman was an NMSU student at the time of the November 2014 shooting at a Las Cruces home near the school’s campus.
He was accused of firing at two other students in a bedroom.
Prosecutors say one victim was shot in the stomach while the other was shot while trying to run away.
A bullet grazed his shoulder, entered his mouth and knocked out several teeth before exiting his cheek.