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Taco Bell Shooter Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

BOZEMAN -

A Livingston man will spend 50 years in the Montana State Prison for shooting a woman in a Taco Bell parking lot in Bozeman back in December 2012.

Judge Holly Brown on Thursday sentenced Nathaniel John Budd, 22, to 40 years in prison for two counts of assault with a weapon, and 10 years for one count of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. The sentences will run consecutively.

In November 2013, Budd pleaded guilty to the charges as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Initially, Budd was charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide.

According to court documents, Budd shot a woman twice on December 1, 2012. The woman told law enforcement that she and another man were waiting for traffic to move when she waved for Budd to go around her. But the woman said that, instead, Budd pulled his vehicle around and shot the woman in the leg and in the back.

After being released from jail, Budd was arrested again for using a number of prescription drugs, which he did not have prescriptions for from a doctor.

During the sentencing hearing, Judge Brown said that Budd will not be eligible for parole until he completes drug and alcohol along with anger management classes.

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