By Associated Press • 

Man gets 7 years for shooting man at yard sale

EUGENE — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for shooting and wounding a customer at a yard sale who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute.

Phillip Bregg, 34, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempted murder and assault in an agreement with prosecutors, but told a judge he didn't clearly recall the family fight last September that led to the shooting.

“I don't have a coherent memory of the incident,” he said of the Sept. 7 attack at his Springfield home.

Prosecutor Rebecca Ivanoff said that while the customer was browsing the yard sale, Bregg punched his wife and kicked her and two other female relatives down a staircase, the Eugene Register-Guard reported.

The customer noticed a woman with a bloody mouth crying outside the house and tried to intervene, Ivanoff said.

Bregg slammed a door in the customer's face, re-emerged to argue with the man and then went back inside and threw items from a second-story window, police said.

Bregg then fetched a .22-caliber rifle and began firing from the window, police said. The victim was hit in the shoulder and a leg.

Under state law, Bregg won't be eligible for early release. He also was ordered to pay more than $19,000 in restitution to the victim, who did not attend the sentencing hearing.

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Information from: The Register-Guard

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