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A Gainesville man asked a judge if he could 'be there' for the person he shot. This is the sentence he received
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Clinton Smith and attorney Rob McNeill speak Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Hall County Superior Court during sentencing for Smith's guilty verdict of reckless conduct and aggravated assault. - photo by Scott Rogers
A day after being convicted in the shooting of his girlfriend, Clinton Smith asked Superior Court Judge Jason Deal for a way to keep his job and “be there for the person that I did hurt.”