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Hector Pimental-Caban sentenced in attempted homicide case

By Amy Unger, Executive Producer, AUnger@wfmz.com
Published On: May 27 2014 04:08:10 PM CDT
Updated On: May 27 2014 05:57:51 PM CDT

It's judgement day for a man convicted in an attempted homicide case in Lehigh County.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

It's judgement day for a man convicted in an attempted homicide case in Lehigh County.

Hector Pimental-Caban was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years in prison.

Prosecutors said he shot Derick Smith in the neck in the 900 block of Gordon Street in Allentown last June.

The shooting was followed by a five-hour standoff because police thought he barricaded himself inside a home.

Pimental-Caban was previously convicted in a murder-for-hire case in the Virgin Islands in the 1970s.