A man who fatally shot his fiance by accident during an argument in their home last year has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison.Eleven years for an accident sounds a bit excessive, don't you think? And that was the plea deal.
Ronald Pickett, 27, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the March 5, 2011 shooting of 36-year-old Vanessa McGee and was sentenced Friday to 10 years and 10 months in prison.
At some point during the argument, Pickett retrieved a .9mm pistol from their bedroom. As McGee tried to leave the home, she slipped, falling into Pickett, prosecutors said. The gun went off when the two collided and McGee was struck in the top of her shoulder.
Charging documents filed in the case indicate that the bullet passed through McGee’s lung and lodged in her abdomen. She died from the wound.
I couldn't find a picture of this guy but how much you wanna bet he's black? White guys who have accidents don't usually get this kind of treatment, sometimes they get off with a warning to be more careful.
Let's not overlook the fact that he must have been a lawful gun owner. Otherwise, that would have been one of the charges.
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