LEBANON, Maine — A burglar who shot a man, leaving him paralyzed, will likely die behind bars.
Ronald Bauer, 49, shot a man last year when he broke into his Lebanon home, leaving the victim paralyzed. When the victim asked Bauer to call for help, Bauer allegedly said, “Cry me a river.”
A judge sentenced Bauer to 30 years in prison on Tuesday, the maximum sentence for elevated aggravated assault and burglary, but he won’t start serving that until 2023 at the earliest. That’s when he’ll finish his sentences for armed robbery in New Hampshire.
In a statement on Facebook, the victim, Richard Potorski, wrote: “I was so happy to hear the judge tell him he will never get out of jail and that he will die in prison.”