Man sentenced in shooting of Charleston bouncer to be released from prison
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
One of the men accused of shooting a Charleston bouncer 16 times will soon be getting out of prison.
Two years ago, George Sawyer was sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison. The judge called him a danger to society.
Sawyer appeared before the parole board and received what's called a "deferred decision,” which means he will be released, once he has an approved home plan.
The decision shocked and disappointed the victim and his family.
Sawyer, along with Tasheem Collins, were both convicted in the shooting of Jimmy Beasley. Collins struck a deal that allowed him to be released from jail.
The victim’s wife tells Eyewitness News that her husband has a life sentence due to his injuries and that he's still trying to recover.