A Canadian man, the second of two soldiers convicted of shooting at state troopers last June near Davidsonville, was sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison.
Pvt. Donald Roger Nelson, 21, was sentenced to eight years for assault with intent to murder and eight years -- with at least five to be served with no chance for parole -- for ahandgun charge. The sentences, which are to be served concurrently, are identical to those received last month in county Circuit Court byhis co-defendant, Pvt. Eric W. Schumacher, 21.
Both Nelson and Schumacher, who were absent without leave at the time of the shooting, are expected to be returned to Canada to serve their sentences, either through a treaty on prisoner exchanges between the two countries or through extradition. Both men also face charges in the shooting of a Toronto police officer six days before the June 6 incident on U.S. 50.