Man sentenced to life in 2011 bar shooting

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Torrence Denegal booking photo from previous arrest

PALATKA, Fla. - A man convicted in November of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

Torrence Denegal, 27, shot Robert Durden in April 2011 in a Palatka bar over an ongoing dispute between their two families.

A woman was hit in the foot by a stray bullet the night of the shooting.

After Assistant State Attorney Ken Janesk proved that Denegal qualified as a prison release re-offender because he committed the crime a year after being released from prison, Circuit Judge Carlos E. Mendoza was required to sentence Denegal to the maximum on each charge.

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