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Douglas Haig sentenced for selling ammo to 1 October shooter

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 30, 2020

LAS VEAS (KTNV) — The man who sold ammunition to the 1 October mass shooter has been sentenced.

Douglas Haig from Arizona was sentenced to 13 months in jail followed by three years of supervised release. He has been ordered to turn himself into a prison facility at 2 p.m. Oct. 2.

Haig pleaded guilty in November to a federal charge of manufacturing ammunition without a license. Haig sold the illegally manufactured rounds to Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 concertgoers attending a Route 91 country music festival on Oct. 1, 2017.

Haig's attorney Marc Victor, celebrated the sentence outside of the federal courthouse saying it was much lighter than the possible maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $55,000 fine.

"We would have liked an even lower sentence, but, fair enough, the judge basically split the baby here," Victor said.

The ammunition that was sold to Paddock was found in multiple rifles.

Before sentencing, Judge James Mahan explicitly separated Haig from any responsibility for the 1 October shooter's actions.