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Man convicted in Dothan medical center shooting

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A man convicted of making terroristic threats and attempted murder in the 2007 invasion of a doctor's office in Dothan is awaiting his sentencing.

A jury convicted Jason Murphy on Friday of the charges, which also included criminal mischief and burglary. It acquitted him of four other counts of attempted murder.

Prosecutors said Murphy, 19 at the time and armed with a rifle and handgun, entered the Primecare facility and discharged the rifle several times. Shrapnel injured one woman.

More than 50 patients and staff fled the building as shots rang out.

Murphy's defense argued that his actions were caused in part by medication he was taking at the time.

Sentencing will be held at a later date.

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