After being granted early release from prison by former President Barack Obama in 2015, a previously convicted cocaine dealer finds himself incarcerated once again.
This time, he faces charges of attempted murder following an incident where he purportedly shot a woman in Chicago.
From Radar Online:
This is pretty shameful.
54-year-old Alton Mills was initially sent to prison in 1993 on federal conspiracy charges as part of a crack cocaine ring. He also had two previous convictions of less than five grams of crack cocaine which led to prosecutors filing a sentence enhancement. The judge ended up sentencing Mills to life in prison without parole.
The former President cut his sentence short in 2015 after the convicted felon served 22 years behind bars. Still, eight years later, Mills faces another potential life sentence after an expressway shooting early on Sunday morning.
A victim, who has yet to be identified, was shot in the suburbs of Chicago and is not expected to survive.
The shooting occurred early Sunday morning, shortly after three friends left a nightclub south of the city. The group pulled up behind Mills' SUV at a red light near the I-57 on-ramp in Posen, Illinois, but Mills reportedly didn't move once the light had turned green.
According to Assistant State's Attorney Kathryn Morrissey, the driver drove past the 54-year-old without even honking his horn. Mills suddenly sped up to catch up with the group's ride and fired three shots from the driver's side window.
How do you get a pardon from a U.S. president and then end up right back in a life of crime only eight years later?
Well, leave it to the Obama administration...they certainly know how to pick them.