In August, Taylor pleaded guilty to a state felony child neglect charge related to the shooting incident. On Friday, the Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced her sentencing, with Taylor receiving a five-year sentence, three of which are suspended.
Last month, Taylor was also sentenced to 21 months in prison on two federal felony charges. These charges stem from her use of marijuana while in possession of a firearm and making a false statement about her drug use during the firearm purchase.
Abigail Zwerner, the 25-year-old first-grade teacher seriously wounded in the shooting, has undergone four surgeries and still has a bullet lodged in her body.
The bullet passed through her hand before striking her chest, a detail that her attorney Diane Toscano suggests likely saved her life.