Montgomery woman convicted of 2017 attempted murder

Montgomery woman convicted of 2017 attempted murder

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery woman faces the possibility of life in prison after being convicted for crimes she committed in June 2017.

Cheryl Seegars Blount was convicted of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, as well as attempted murder.

Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey says Blount attempted to shoot another woman in the chest after seeing in her in Blount's ex-boyfriend's home. Bailey said the gun failed to go off and the victim escaped to her car.

Blount then chased after the victim and fired multiple shots at her as she tried to get away.

Bailey said due to Blount's lengthy criminal record, she faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

"We all deserve to live in a community that is free of violence," said Bailey. "This conviction should serve as a warning to anyone who is thinking about using a gun to commit a crime. You will be prosecuted and sent away for a long time."

Blount is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 5.

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