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Jonathan McNeil, 23, was convicted of tried homicide.

A Spring Valley man has been sentenced to 37 years in jail for making an attempt to kill his ex-girlfriend and her pal final yr.

Jonathan McNeil, 23, was sentenced in Rockland County Courtroom on Tuesday to 3 consecutive phrases of 10, 12 and 15 years in jail, the Rockland County District Lawyer’s Workplace stated.

“The defendant wielded a baseball bat and a handgun in a brutal and harsh assault at night time upon two harmless individuals,” Rockland County District Lawyer Thomas P. Zugibe stated in a press launch. “The lengthy jail phrases imposed are greater than warranted and are simply punishment for a horrible crime.”

GUILTY: Spring Valley man convicted of trying to kill ex-girlfriend

HILLCREST: Man charged with shooting ex-girlfriend

McNeil tried to kill his ex-girlfriend, whom he has a daughter with, and her friend on July 10, 2016, officials said. The woman’s friend, a man, was dropping her off at her home in the Hillcrest section of Ramapo around 12:30 a.m. when McNeil approached the car and smashed the back windshield with a baseball bat, officials said.

The man drove away and returned a short time later to try to drop off the woman again. As she stood outside her home with her mother, McNeil and another person drove by and fired multiple gunshots from their car, officials said.

A bullet struck the woman in her leg, and multiple rounds hit her friend’s car, officials said.

Ramapo police arrested McNeil on July 12, 2016.

On June 6, a jury convicted McNeil of felony counts of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, and a misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Stephen Moore and Cathryn Boera prosecuted the case.

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