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Former FSU Player Gets 10 Years for Shooting

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) - Former Florida State cornerback Malcolm Tatum has
been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting a South Florida
neighbor.

A Miami-Dade judge sentenced 31-year-old Tatum Friday after he
pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Clevan Aguilar was putting his son in a car in May 2005 when
Tatum appeared and shot him for no apparent reason.

Tatum has said he began hearing voices in 2004, and court-appointed doctors have diagnosed him with violent paranoid schizophrenia.

While Tatum has been medicated and restored to health since his
arrest, prosecutors and Tatum's attorney agreed earlier this year
that he was insane when the shooting occurred.

But Tatum rejected a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, concerned that he'd be ordered indefinitely to a psychiatric hospital.

Tatum was part of FSU's 1998 recruitment class.


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