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Neb. woman gets 11 years for pulling gun on medic

Justine Dubois, 24, faked a seizure while being arrested for allegedly stealing a car; the gun shot caused minor wounds to the medic's abdomen

The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after being convicted of pulling a gun on a paramedic.

Justine Dubois, 24, was sentenced Friday in Douglas County District Court and must serve more than nine years before she is eligible for release.

As part of a plea bargain, she pleaded no contest in November to several charges in relation to the July 1 shooting.

Prosecutors said Dubois faked a seizure while being arrested for allegedly stealing a car. In an ambulance taking her to a hospital, she pulled a gun and started making threats. Police said two shots were fired as Dubois and a paramedic struggled over the gun.

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One shot hit Dubois in the leg. The other shot caused minor wounds to the paramedic's abdomen.

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Tammy Musgrove Tammy Musgrove Monday, January 13, 2014 11:18:24 AM Are you freaking KIDDING me? 11 years for attempted Murder of two FF/Medics, GTA, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of HALF A POUND of meth, and a loser's rap sheet. Wow.
Brenton Lee Dulak Brenton Lee Dulak Monday, January 13, 2014 11:23:59 AM If it was a fucking cop she would have got life. EMT's are treated like garbage by the legal system.
Norman Bauer Norman Bauer Monday, January 13, 2014 11:51:04 AM WE SHOULD BE EVEN MORE PROTECTED BECAUSE WE HAVE NO WEAPONS TO PROTECT. plus another job the only thing that we do is help people, we're not there to arrest you were not there to hurt you if you want to run away with open the back door and you can leave. This is sad but the legal system last in our face even though all we are there to do is help. Let's just hope someone in prison takes care of the problem.
Chelsea Flint Chelsea Flint Monday, January 13, 2014 12:01:52 PM We should have more protection, Norman. Agreed!!!
James Myers James Myers Monday, January 13, 2014 12:04:04 PM With any luck she'll get shanked in prison, SHITBAG, bitch.
Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Monday, January 13, 2014 12:14:03 PM This stinks 11 yrs . Should have been 25 years + . And the law enforcement should go for a refresh on patting down a suspect.
TC Collier TC Collier Monday, January 13, 2014 12:16:09 PM What kind of idiots are in Nebraska??? I'm talking about the judge for going along with this and the Prosecutor for agreeing to it!
Tessie Odom Smith Tessie Odom Smith Monday, January 13, 2014 1:38:30 PM Minor abdominal wounds?? I have never really seen minor abdominal wounds from a close contact GSW..... Goes to show u what our life is worth..what if she had shot a cop?? 11 years....right....NOT!!
Richard Tullo Richard Tullo Monday, January 13, 2014 5:10:53 PM Ya fuck the useless police if it was one of them it would be life .xoxo
Jerry Miller Jerry Miller Monday, January 13, 2014 6:51:56 PM How is it that she was not search before being turned over to the Medics? Sloppy police work??? It said this was for a stolen auto, in other words a felony stop. She should have been searched first by police. In the case of a possible or known crime/felony don't be afraid to insist on this type of search before touching the patient. Be on your toes folks this can happen to anyone. Remember the basics "scene safety".
Janell Weeks Janell Weeks Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:30:43 AM My thoughts exactly! She should have been searched before the EMS crew ever had contact with her.
Janell Weeks Janell Weeks Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:40:20 AM I found a screwdriver safely tucked a way on a pt AFTER, he was searched by LEO. Needless to say, I cut every stitch of clothing off him!
Richard Berger Richard Berger Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:15:40 PM It's now been only a few years that those who attack On Duty EMS personnel in NY State are eligible for a 7 year stretch in the Graybar Hotel. We were fighting for that for many years, inside and outside the system I worked for.
Chris Hedgepeth Chris Hedgepeth Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:45:14 AM AMEN Brenton!!!
George Yaworski George Yaworski Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:39:07 PM OK, how did she not get frisked for weapons by the police if they were in the process of arresting her?

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