- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 12 to 30 years in the death of a man killed after a dispute a year ago.

The Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/1Wsd8gz ) reports that 26-year-old Christopher Kirkland apologized and asked for forgiveness from the family of 33-year-old Matthew Williams as he was sentenced Friday in Beaver County.

Kirkland said “I’m a dad myself. A brother, a son.” He said there was nothing he could say to let Williams’ family know how sorry he was.

Authorities said Kirkland shot at Williams six times after an April 2015 argument. Kirkland had no prior record and said he wasn’t trying to kill Williams, but even though he was licensed to carry a firearm he didn’t know how to properly use it.

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Information from: Beaver County Times, http://www.timesonline.com/

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