Neenah Walmart Shooter Sentenced to 30 Years

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A woman convicted of shooting her co-worker inside a Neenah Walmart in 2013, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. 

48-year-old Justine Boyd pleased no contest to charges of first degree intentional homicide in February, after shooting co-worker Sharon Goffard inside the store’s liquor department. 

Goffard suffered serious injuries, but survived. 

On Thursday, Judge John Jorgensen sentenced Boyd in front of an emotionally-charged Winnebago County courtroom. 

        “I used to be known as Shary, the mother, daughter, grandmother, and friend. Now, I am known everywhere as the woman who was shot at Walmart and miraculously survived,” said Goffard.

Goffard’s family asked for the maximum sentence of 40 years, while Boyd’s husband asked for mercy, citing a ruling of mental illness. 

        “Please consider her illness and show compassion and mercy to her, so she can get the help that she needs to recover.”

Judge Jorgensen felt the serious nature of the crime warranted the 30-year sentence. Boyd will also receive 10 years extended supervision following her prison stint. 

Following the sentencing, Goffard spoke about her recovery. 

        “I have to discover who I’m going to be, because the old me is gone,” said Goffard. “We can start hopefully, emotional healing. Physical healing, we’re still working on.”

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