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Man convicted of trying to murder girlfriend gets 35 to life

August 10, 2011 |  9:20 pm

A man convicted of trying to kill his girlfriend and holding Los Angeles police at bay inside his Tarzana townhouse was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years to life in prison, authorities said.

Jason Dana Paul, 40, shot his girlfriend and then barricaded himself inside the townhouse for 10 hours in February 2010 before he was arrested, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

Police confiscated high-powered weapons from the residence that included a machine gun, assault rifle and semiautomatic handgun.

Paul was sentenced at the courthouse in Van Nuys. He was convicted of felonies that included attempted first-degree murder, assault on a peace officer and possession of a machine gun.


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