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Posted on: July 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 100-Year Sentence Upheld in Shooting of 5 People in Lancaster City

Mark Galloway

A Lancaster man who shot five people nine years ago in the city will not get relief from his 100-year-prison sentence.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Monday that Mark Q. Galloway’s challenge of his conviction is several years too late.

Galloway, now 48, was sentenced in 2008 to 41½ to 100 years for shooting his ex-girlfriend and four other people on Hand Avenue a year earlier.

He pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted homicide, five counts of aggravated assault, and related offenses.

In his request for relief, Galloway argues that witnesses lied and there were improprieties on behalf of police and prosecutors.

Assistant District Attorney Travis S. Anderson said, in a court filing, the challenge needed to be made within a year of his conviction becoming final.

The state Superior Court agreed in a 5-page opinion filed Monday.

On June 3, 2007, Galloway shot the 35-year-old woman, her mother, daughter, 2-year-old grandson and a family friend.

Lancaster city police filed charges; Ret. Lancaster County Judge Joseph Madenspacher ordered the sentence.

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