Man sent to prison for shootings

By WEEK Producer

September 28, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peorian Dion Alexander was sent to prison for 11 years Friday for a series of non-fatal shootings two years ago.

At the time, Alexander was out of prison on appeal after being sentenced to a 24-year prison term for a shooting inside Woodruff High School in 2005.

Alexander avoided another jury trial by pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The 11-year term will be served consecutive with the earlier 24 year term.

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