A man from Sandwich has pleaded not guilty to four counts of attempted first-degree murder, in a shooting earlier this month…which left a man from Plano paralyzed, probably for life.
44-year-old Carl Russell entered the plea in DeKalb County Court on Wednesday; the Daily Chronicle says he also faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Authorities say he shot 23-year-old Eric Peterson of Plano at about 12:30 a.m. in a confrontation outside a home where a housewarming party was taking place.
Witnesses say Peterson was standing up for his girlfriend when Russell opened fire; he lost his right eye, is completely paralyzed on his left side and will likely never be able to walk again.
If convicted, Russell could face up to life in prison.