The Ottumwa Courier

February 19, 2014

Cedar Rapids man who shot neighbor gets 7 years


Ottumwa Courier

---- — CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A 44-year-old Cedar Rapids man accused of trying to kill his neighbors has been given seven years in prison.

Waterloo television station KWWL says (http://bit.ly/MzrJFr ) Joseph Pham was sentenced on Tuesday. Pham had pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a deal with prosecutors.

Pham had been charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say he shot Brian Wilson and fired at two others on June 9, 2012. Pham pleaded guilty to felony intimidation and to reckless use of a firearm.

Police say the shooting stemmed for a disagreement between Pham and Wilson. Police say there were several complaint calls made in 2012 by Wilson and Pham regarding loud music, rude gestures, broken windows and feces being thrown.

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Information from: KWWL-TV, http://www.kwwl.com