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Man gets at least 22 years for shooting rampage at bar

Reported by: Rob Munoz
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Updated: 11/15/2012 1:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- A man who went on a shooting rampage in a southwest Las Vegas valley bar this year came face to face with his victims in court this morning at the Regional Justice Center.

James Keck received a sentence of 22 to 66 years in prison for the April shooting.

The courtroom was filled with emotional statements from people who survived that day.

Two women took the stand, barely able to speak through tears, describing how their lives have changed since April.

Keck, drunk, and armed with a shotgun, marched into Boma's Bar near Durango and the 215, shooting and chasing down bartenders. His intended target was a coworker who rejected his advances.

His attorneys said it was a lifelong battle with depression along with family problems that set him off.

Prosecutors and victims say it was never an excuse.

Keck spoke two sentences, saying he's sorry and that he accepts responsibility for the shooting.

The victims however, say they have trouble moving on. Patrice Jones tells us how she hid with coworkers while an enraged Keck tried to barge and shoot into a room where they were hiding.

Keck also will have to pay $15,000 in restitution to the bar.



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