Ohio man gets 20 years in father's shooting death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man who inadvertently killed his father during a neighborhood dispute last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A judge in Columbus sentenced 31-year-old Joey Davis on Thursday. He pleaded guilty last month to involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

Police say Davis fired shots in a dispute with a neighbor in Columbus last May 28, and accidentally shot his father, 52-year-old Jeffrey Stewart, in the head. Police initially thought Davis exchanged gunfire with another man, but investigators determined all the shots came from his weapon.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/130cjdU ) reports that several of Davis' family members and friends cursed at Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Pat Sheeran when he announced the sentence and were ordered out of the courtroom.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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