EASTON, Pa. – A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on two Pennsylvania state troopers during a traffic stop last fall, was Friday sentenced to 110 years in prison.
Daniel Clary, 22, shot and critically wounded 13-year-old veteran, Cpl. Seth Kelly, the help of another trooper arrest Clary in Northampton County. Clary was pulled over for speeding and failed field sobriety tests.
A judge sentenced Clary 55 ½ up to 110 years in captivity.
Kelly, who was shot four times and almost bled to death, spending 12 days in a medically-induced coma, facing his opponent in the court.
“If you would have worked … and not the law in their own hands, none of this would have happened,” Kelly told Clary. “I pray you are never released from prison.”
During the confrontation, the troopers hit Clary with a stun gun and wrestled him to the ground, but he managed to break free, pulls a gun out of his car and open fire on Kelly and Trooper Ryan Seiple. Both troopers returned fire, hitting Clary several times. Clary fled, and drove himself to a hospital.
The wildlife along the way battle, which played out of the car hurtled past, was caught on a police dashcam video that was released to the public after the trial.
Clary’s lawyer tried to argue that her client feared for his life if he gets the chance to the troopers.
His uncle, David Clary, testified that he had brain damage from the sport and is attacked, called him a ” good boy.”