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    Woman pleads guilty to shooting rural PA district attorney

    By Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News,


    A Pennsylvania woman has admitted to shooting the local district attorney in his office.

    Porice Mincy, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of aggravated assault for shooting Cameron County District Attorney Paul Malizia in the leg on June 14, 2023.

    “This brazen act of violence is particularly disturbing because it involves an armed individual shooting an elected official sworn to serve and protect his community,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry said in a statement .

    Mincy was sentenced to 4-8 years in prison. Malizia was released from the hospital on the day of the shooting .

    According to prosecutors, Mincy stormed into Malizia’s law office in Emporium, about 105 miles southeast of Erie. She was upset about a property transfer he handled as a private practice lawyer, not as district attorney.

    Mincy stormed past an office worker and trashed a room before encountering Malizia . According to Malizia, she punched him, and he swung at her and missed. Mincy claimed Malizia was the one who connected.

    Both sides agreed that Mincy then bit Malizia and shot him in the leg with a .25 caliber automatic handgun. Mincy drove away from the scene but was arrested shortly afterward .

    Malizia was treated at a local hospital that night and was back at work the next day.

    According to Malizia, Mincy was upset about which names were on a deed when property ownership was transferred. Malizia has continued to serve as district attorney for Cameron County , which is home to about 4,500 people.

    “I commend District Attorney Malizia for his continued commitment to his community despite this traumatic assault,” said Henry , who prosecuted the case due to Malizia’s conflict of interest.

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