CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Who is Dale Holloway? Sentenced to 40 Years to Life in Prison for Shooting and Wounding Bishop and Assaulting Bride and Groom in Church Wedding Ceremony [#DaleHolloway #NHMan #PelhamChurchShooter #BishopStanleyChoate #BishopChoate #BishopsChoate #ClaireMcMullen]
Dale Holloway, 41, was sentenced on Monday to various crimes, including attempted murder, after opening fire on a New Hampshire church in 2019 in what investigators described as a vengeance shooting.
A gunman who opened fire at a wedding in a New Hampshire church, wounded the bride and bishop, was sentenced to at least 50 years to life in prison on Monday.
Dale Holloway, 41, stormed into the New England Pentecostal Ministries church in Pelham, New Hampshire, on Oct. 12, 2019, with an apparent vengeance mission, killing Bishop Stanley Choate in the chest and the bride, Claire McMullen, in the arm, according to court filings.
According to a sentencing memorandum filed by state prosecutors, Mr. Holloway, the stepson of Luis Garcia, an ordained minister at the church who was fatally shot 11 days before the wedding, entered the church on the morning of Oc. 12 during the wedding ceremony for Ms. McMullen and Mark Castiglione, the father of Brandon Castiglione, the man charged with Mr. Garcia’s death.
At the end of the wedding ceremony, Mr. Holloway stood up and walked toward the altar, where Bishop Choate reached his arms out and implored, “Son, no, no, no, no,” according to prosecutors.
Mr. Holloway then shot both the bishop and the bride.
According to authorities, Mr. Holloway punched Mr. Castiglione in the head before churchgoers pushed him to the ground.
The younger Mr. Castiglione, who shot Mr. Garcia, was sentenced in August to 42 years to life in jail.
Mr. Holloway, who represented himself, was convicted by a jury in November of attempted first-degree murder and many other offenses, including assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, court documents indicate.
The criminal allegations are “as serious as it gets,” according to Justice Charles S. Temple of Hillsborough Superior Court, who handed down the sentence on Monday.
Mr. Holloway was sentenced Monday to 40 years to life in prison for attempted murder, to be served concurrently with 2 concurrent 10-to-30-year terms for assault and weapon possession, according to the court.
Mr. Holloway claimed that his acts were the result of mental illness, but he was ultimately unable to persuade the jury, Justice Temple said.
The nature of the offenses, as well as Mr. Holloway’s history of aggression, led him to the conclusion that Mr. Holloway’s rehabilitation “has to occur behind the walls of the state prison.”
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