Just last fall, Jalon Bea and Tanielu Lotovaivai were young men going places.
Described as affable, ambitious and hard-working, both had bright futures ahead of them, their families and friends said.
Lotovaivai’s decision to point what he thought was an unloaded gun at Bea and pull the trigger ended all that.
Bea, 17, died after being shot in the chest. Lotovaivai was arrested and earlier this year pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.
On Friday, all the pain and misery that decision spawned came to a head in Pierce County Superior Court, where Lotovaivai was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Tears flowed freely on both sides of the gallery.
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