- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - A Klamath Falls man arrested last year in connection to a shooting death has been found guilty of a lesser charge.

The Herald and News reports (http://is.gd/XraXdG ) that 33-year-old Joseph Everett Woodward pleaded no contest in December to felon in possession of a firearm and delivery of methamphetamine in connection with the death of 49-year-old Donald Clinton Black. A charge of murder and six other felony drug and weapons charges were dismissed.

Woodward was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison.

Woodward was one of three men arrested in connection to Black’s January 2015 death. On Tuesday, District Attorney Rob Patridge said he considers the matter against Woodward closed, but charges against other suspects could be filed.

In connection to Black’s death, Aaron Michael pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September and charges against Barbara Bareilles were dismissed.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com

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