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Man got prison for double shooting, stabbing

Just curious, whatever happened to the guy who shot and stabbed two people last year in the Wilderville area? His name was Kyle Handing, and I don’t think I ever saw a follow-up to the story.

— James, via email

Kyle Handing, 20, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for the shooting and stabbing in Josephine County of two people.

Handing pleaded no-contest to two counts of attempted murder for an the incident that occurred almost a year ago near Wilderville. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but has the same legal consequences as a guilty plea.

For those just tuning in, Rural Metro Fire Department paramedics found a man and woman injured on the side of Redwood Highway near Wilderville Lane at about 8:40 p.m. Sept. 30, 2019, according to previous news reports. The man was airlifted to a hospital in Portland and the woman was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Three weeks after the attack, detectives tracked Handing to a residence in East Chicago, Indiana.

On Aug. 27, Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Brandon Thueson sentenced Handing to 120 months in prison in the two attempted murder convictions, followed by 3 years of post-prison supervision. Thueson also ordered that Handing not be eligible for any sort of work release programs, and that he pay $2,331 in restitution and fines.

The Oregon Department of Corrections lists Handing’s earliest release date as Nov. 5, 2029.

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