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Yuma woman sentenced to 120 days for shooting

120 days is the time Traci Lynn Vanaken will spend behind bars as she was sentenced in a Yuma courtroom Monday.

Police say Vanaken opened fire on her boyfriend back in April of 2019 . No one got hurt, but police arrested her on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage, and disorderly conduct.

In a change of plea hearing, she pleaded guilty to reduced charges of aggravated assault as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

The Judge addressed Vanaken and told her that she is extremely lucky and should be grateful for the amount of time served because had she aimed the gun at the victim, she could have been charged with 1st degree murder.

Vanaken will serve 120 days in the Yuma County Detention Center beginning October 21, 2019. She will also be on supervised probation for 60 days.


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