Man Formally Sentenced to 23 Years for Courthouse Shooting

Andrew Dennehy

A man found guilty of opening fire outside the Tulsa County courthouse in 2012 was formally sentenced Monday morning.

Both sides in Andrew Dennehy's trial returned to a Tulsa courtroom for his formal sentencing. He was found guilty in January for charges ranging from shooting with intent to kill and assault with a deadly weapon.

KTUL reports that the judge sentenced Dennehy to a total 23 years in prison for the shooting with intent to kill charge. He received an additional two years for shooting at an officer and six months each for battery on a police officer and escape from an institution.

Dennehy must also pay $3,000 in fines and serve up to 85 percent of his time before he is considered for parole.

Dennehy's trial dates back to January 2012 when prosecutors stated he opened fire in the plaza between the Tulsa County courthouse and the Tulsa Central Library. A deputy and a bystander were injured during the incident.

Additional deputies arrived a short time later and returned fire on Dennehy.

Dennehy's parents previously stated that he is a paranoid schizophrenic in need of hospital treatment, not a maximum-security prison. He previously pleaded no guilty by reason of insanity.