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Man gets 60 day jail sentence for shooting ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in anti-Semitic attack

By Mason White 12:37 PM February 9, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after allegedly shooting an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man with a paintball gun, prosecutors in New York said.

Now, the man will be sentenced to 60 days in jail.

The man will be sentenced at a Rockland County court as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors, and his two accomplices will see their charges dropped.

Shashi Ramsaroop pleaded guilty on Thursday. He also faces up to 2 years of probation.

The case against his girlfriend, Lindsey Peaks, and another accomplice, Demetrius Latrell Torain, was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

The three were initially charged with hate crimes after shooting a Hasidic man in Kaser.

The victim, Josef Margaretten, was hit twice in the abdomen.

Police said that the three defendants were driving through the Hasidic community for the purpose of attacking Jews.