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Teen sentenced for Dubuque attack

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A Dubuque County judge sentenced 17-year-old Jesse Shimon to a maximum of 40 years in prison.

Shimon pleaded guilty to willful injury in the attack of a Hillcrest Family Services employee on Jan. 12. Prosecutors also charged Shimon with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

The judge sentenced Shimon on all three counts, to be served consecutively. He'll serve no more than 25 years for first-degree burglary, no more than 10 years for willful injury and five years for second-degree theft.

Shimon pleaded guilty March 10 to the three charges brought against him. His sentencing was originally scheduled for May 5, but Shimon requested to move it up to today.

Shimon was originally charged with attempted murder, in addition to the other three charges, but Shimon entered a plea bargain, so the judge dismissed the attempted murder charge.

Police say Shimon escaped from his room and broke into University Auto and took a shotgun, a knife and a vehicle from the business.

They say Shimon then returned to Hillcrest and attempted to shoot 58-year-old Robert Mollman, an employee at the facility. Mollman told police that after the gun failed to fire, Shimon assaulted him.

Police arrived around 3:40 a.m. and found Mollman injured and Shimon hiding in a vehicle on Asbury road.

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