Justin Bannan, a former defensive lineman who played for over a decade in Target NFL for five different clubs, was sentenced in the target Colorado Friday on charges of attempted murder and first degree assault, according to a report.
The case concerned the shooting and the injury of a woman in 2019, and Bannan's claim to the autori links afterwards that it was because the Russian Mafia was after him, FOX 31 from Denver reported.
The shooting of the woman, identified in court only as "Ashley Marie "36, took place inside a Boulder, Colo. building that housed Bannan's business, according to the report. The woman allegedly worked for another company in the same building.
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Authorities say Bannan waited for the woman to arrive at work, then shot her in the shoulder. He then pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, FOX 31 reported .
Former NFL and University of Colorado Boulder lineman Justin Bannan appears in jail court County of Boulder on October 17, 2019. (Images)
Bannan was carrying a coiled $ 20 bill with traces of cocaine, according to the report.
His defense team claimed that concussions suffered during his footballing career had resulted in a condition that gave him paranoid thoughts, the report said.
A Boulder County jury delivered its verdict Friday night after a trial of eight days and about eight hours of deliberation, US A Today reported, adding that Bannan did not testify in his own defense.
Bannan, 42 -year-old native of Sacramento, Calif., played college football for the University of Colorado,then played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions.
Attempted murder charges carry a penalty. sentence ranging from 16 to 48 years in prison. Bannan is expected to be sentenced on November 5, according to USA Today reported .