Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Florida Man Gets Five Years for Accidental Shooting Death

Devon Killingsworth, 20, of Sanford, was sentenced to five years in prison for killing a 16-year-old friend while playing with a gun. (Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Seminole County Sheriff's Office / January 6, 2014)
A 20-year-old Sanford man who accidentally shot a 16-year-old friend to death while playing with a gun and immediately apologized, saying, "My bad. I didn't mean to do it," was sentenced today to five years in prison for manslaughter.
Devon Killingsworth had pleaded no contest last month in the death of Quantavious Que Kennon. The victim was shot once in the chest Dec. 18, 2012, by a 40-caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol, said Assistant State Attorney Stewart Stone.
Killingsworth "was playing with the gun, and it went off," Stone said today. "There was no evidence of any ill will. It was an accidental discharge."
A 17-year-old witness told police that Killingsworth pointed the gun at Kennon and pulled the trigger then said, "My bad. I didn't mean to do it," according to the defendant's arrest warrant.
Killingsworth was sentenced today by Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler, who ordered him to prison for five years followed by ten years of probation.
White guys get one year, if that.

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