Man has friend shoot him to get sympathy from an ex

MILWAUKEE (AP) --Love hurts. Especially for a Milwaukee-area man. Authorities charge Jordan Cardella had himself shot, in an effort to win sympathy from his ex-girlfriend.

But prosecutors say Cardella didn't shoot himself, because he's a felon and didn't want to touch a gun. So, court records show he had another man do it, in exchange for money or pain pills.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the shooter and a friend of Cardella's have both been sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service. A charge against Cardella was dismissed.

The ex never did visit Cardella in the hospital. The prosecutor says this is "the most phenomenally stupid" case he's seen.

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