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Man gets two life terms in attempted murder

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Updated: 8/09/2013 8:02 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man was sentenced to two life sentences in a December 2009 shooting.

Ricky Thomas Oliver, 47, was sentenced this week to two life sentences after being convicted in July on two counts of attempted murder in the first degree. Each has a 25-year-minimum mandatory prison sentence and will run consecutively. Oliver was also sentenced to 15 years on a count of shooting or throwing deadly missiles.

In December 2009, Oliver was near a parked car at the corner of Celery Avenue and Eleanor Street. William Lee and Kyle Holden saw Oliver and asked him if he needed help. As they approached his vehicle, Oliver pulled out a gun and shot them. Lee and Holden drove to a nearby gas station for help. Both victims have recovered from their injuries.

Oliver is serving a 20-year prison sentence, unrelated to this case, for sale of cocaine. The two life sentences will run consecutively to the 20-year sentence.

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