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A California appellate court upholds Taft school shooter's restitution

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 20:46:14-04

A California appellate court has upheld a Kern County judge's decision to order a Taft High School shooter to pay nearly $858,000 to one of the shooting victims.

In February 2015, Kern County Judge John Lua ordered Bryan Oliver to pay shooting victim Bowe Cleveland $857,859.73 in restitution for injuries sustained in the January 2013 shooting at Taft High School.

In July 2015, Oliver's lawyer filed an appeal on the restitution decision, calling it "unacceptable" and "outrageous", according to a judgment from the 5th District Court of Appeal filed on June 30, 2016.

In that judgment, the court upheld Lua's decision since Cleveland provided extensive documentation for the expenses.

In 2015, Oliver pleaded no contest in the shooting and was sentenced to more than 27 years behind bars.

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