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* Kevin Lipscomb Sentenced to Life in Prison For Third Strike

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A Vallejo man who attacked his public defender in court last month has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2007 shooting in San Francisco. Kevin Lipscomb, 39, was sentenced Friday under California’s “three strikes” law, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Lipscomb was originally set to be sentenced Jan. 29, but the hearing was postponed after Lipscomb physically attacked his public defender in court, according to the district attorney’s office. Lipscomb was arrested in 2007 after shooting a 55-year-old man in San Francisco’s South of Market area. The victim survived, and investigators called the attack “totally random.” Lipscomb was convicted on multiple charges, including assault with a semiautomatic firearm and evading police. He also had prior felony convictions – his first two “strikes” under the “three strikes” law – for assault with a firearm and second-degree robbery, both in Solano County in 1991. Lipscomb “committed a brazen and violent act knowing full well he
was facing a third strike and life in prison,” District Attorney Kamala Harris said in a statement. Lipscomb will not be eligible for parole for 67 years.

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