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  • Judge postpones sentencing of man who had gun outside football game

  • Sentencing has been postponed for an Oregon man who authorities feared might have been planning a sniper attack on a high school football game.
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  • Sentencing has been postponed for an Oregon man who authorities feared might have been planning a sniper attack on a high school football game.
    Raphael Amoroso, 27, of Grants Pass was to be sentenced on firearms charges today in federal court in Medford, but Judge Owen Panner put it off until Thursday after learning about the anger Amoroso expressed during therapy sessions with a psychologist since his arrest.
    Panner said he wanted to make sure there was a good treatment program available if Amoroso goes to prison.
    Citing fears Amoroso could be capable of a mass killing, prosecutors asked Panner to sentence Amoroso to seven years in prison.
    He was arrested outside Grants Pass High School with a pistol and a book about a sniper attack in his car.
    — Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
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