A man charged with shooting two men who had bought marijuana from him using two counterfeit $100 bills pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges.
Alfa M., 23, of Madison. Omar III was originally charged with two counts of intentional attempt to murder of the first degree for a shooting on August 21, 2020, in which two people were injured on Madison’s East Side.
Under a plea agreement, Omar pleaded guilty to one count of negligent injury of the first degree. Instead of facing a combined prison term of up to 60 years and extended supervision for each attempted murder, he faces up to 25 years on a single negligent hurt charge.
Prosecutors agreed to limit their request for prison to 10 years for Omar. With 10 years of extended supervision, he can withstand a maximum of 15 years, that’s just shy of five years.
Four other charges were dismissed, but may be considered when Omar is sentenced at a later date by Circuit Judge Chris Taylor after an appearance investigation by the state’s Department of Corrections concludes.
According to court documents, the men contacted Omar’s girlfriend Mariana Sanchez via Facebook in search of marijuana. The two, accompanied by a third man, met Omar and Sanchez at Warner Park, where Omar got out of his car and the men paid $200 for $160 in marijuana and got $40 back in return.