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Jimmy Seth Pleads Guilty to Providence Shooting that Injured Two Women

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jimmy Seth (age 21), of Cranston, pleaded guilty today to assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence resulting in injury.

Under the terms of the plea, which took place before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause, the defendant was sentenced to 18 years to serve followed by 20 years suspended non-parolable.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove that on June 19, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Seth was a passenger in a motor vehicle travelling down Health Avenue in Providence when he fired a .40 caliber pistol weapon one time out the car window. The bullet struck one women in the shoulder, exited the body, then struck a second women in the wrist. The Providence Police do not believe the two women were Seth's intended target.

Witnesses at the scene identified Seth as the shooter.

Providence Police Detectives Matt Pine and Matt Cute led the investigation and Special Assistant Attorneys General Peter Roklan and Joseph McBurney prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.

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