Central High shooter pleads guilty

Jamar Siler
Jamar Siler

School shooting victim’s family agreed to shooter’s plea deal:

It’s been an extremely long time since I posted about the 2008 shooting death of Ryan McDonald in the halls of Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. However, it seems that this story has finally reached its conclusion.

It was in 2008 when a then 15-year-old Jamar Siler shot and killed 15-year-old Ryan McDonald. To this day I have not heard the motive behind the shooting. However, I have seen reports that McDonald suffered from alopecia and was bullied by Siler. That’s right, it’s the gunman who was believed to be the bully. Ryan was not afraid to defend himself though and that may have led to him being shot by Siler.

Fast forward to this week where Siler entered into a plea deal whereby pleading guilty to the shooting he would be sentenced to 30 years with the possibility of parole in 20. Ryan’s family agreed to the plea deal.

As you can discern from this Siler was charged as an adult.

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