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A CALIFORNIA WOMAN WHO SHOT AT TWO KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPERS DURING A 2011 CAR CHASE HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 13 YEARS IN PRISON, ACCORDING TO KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT.  PIPER LACEY STOUT-BRIESE, 31, OF PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA WAS SENTENCED THURSDAY IN SHERMAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. JUDGE SCOTT SHOWALTER SENTENCED STOUT-BRIESE TO 161 MONTHS IN THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. THE CRIMES OCCURRED ON JANUARY 16, 2011. STOUT-BRIESE WAS THE PASSENGER IN A CAR DRIVEN BY ANTHONY PATRICK. WHILE DRIVING THROUGH SHERMAN COUNTY ON INTERSTATE 70, PATRICK FLED FROM POLICE AFTER HE WAS LAWFULLY STOPPED FOR A TAG VIOLATION. DURING THE CHASE, STOUT-BRIESE FIRED A .22 CALIBER RIFLE AT THE TWO TROOPERS HITTING THEIR VEHICLES. SHE HAS REMAINED IN CUSTODY AND PLED NO CONTEST TO TWO CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED SECOND-DEGREE MURDER ON APRIL 10. PATRICK PREVIOUSLY PLED NO CONTEST TO TWO COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND IS CURRENTLY SERVING A 161-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE.  ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL NICOLE ROMINE PROSECUTED THE CASE. THE CASE WAS INVESTIGATED BY THE KANSAS BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.