You see folks, Judges don’t have to accept lame plea agreements. This scumbag should be planted under the jail, not in it.

Andrews sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatal Superior shooting, other charges

By Tom Olsen Today at 2:41 p.m.Andrews, Chance_2_1

Almost a year after firing two shots into the chest of Garth Velin during a botched robbery attempt, a Superior teen has been formally sentenced on a murder charge.

A Douglas County Circuit Court judge on Thursday imposed a stronger sentence than the terms of a plea agreement that had been worked out, sentencing Chance William Andrews to 20 years in prison on the murder charge, five additional years in prison on other counts and 15 years of extended supervision.

The plea agreement had called for a sentence of 16½ years in prison.

Andrews, who was 17 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty in June to a felony murder charge. He admitted that he fatally wounded Velin, 20, on Sept. 30, 2014, in Superior’s Allouez neighborhood.

Four other young defendants are charged as parties to the crime, but prosecutors set their sights on Andrews. Andrews averted a high-profile trial at the last minute, pleading guilty on the day he was set to face a jury.

Velin’s parents had expressed dismay at the length of the sentence in the plea agreement, but said at the plea hearing that they understood why District Attorney Dan Blank offered the agreement.

Co-defendant Kane Michael Robinson took his case to trial and was convicted by a Douglas County jury in June. His sentencing is set for next Wednesday.

Three others, Dallas Eugene Robinson, Kyham Lavon Dunn and Teah Joan Phillips, still have charges pending.

Among the other charges Andrews faced was a felony count of threatening to injure and misdemeanor theft stemming from an August 2014 incident. He also faced two felony battery by prisoner charges for incidents on Jan. 30 and March 17 while in custody at the Douglas County Jail. He was accused of teaming up with another inmate during the Jan. 30 incident, punching the victim while the other man hit him with a broom handle. Andrews was accused of hitting a different inmate with a broom handle and shattering it during the March 17 incident.

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