Man pleads guilty in shooting case
April 13, 2013 10:50 AM

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man charged in two shootings more than 150 miles apart in the commonwealth four years ago has been sentenced to seven to 14 years in one of the cases.

The (Altoona) Mirror reported that Joseph Olecki, 37, of Logan Township pleaded guilty Friday in Blair County to aggravated assault as well as weapons counts and risking a catastrophe.

Authorities said he riddled his ex-girlfriend’s home with 21 bullets in March 2009.

They also allege that he wounded a Scranton couple on their back porch in the neighborhood where he grew up.

He faces charges in Lackawanna County in that case.

Olecki said in court that he was suffering from mental illness at the time of the shootings and urged people in similar circumstances to seek help.

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