- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

TUSA, Okla. (AP) - A man accused in the fatal shooting of the owner of a barn where he had been living in Sperry has been sentenced to four years in prison.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1VNjQx2 ) reports that 79-year-old Fletcher Foster was sentenced Friday. Foster had pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of 42-year-old William Kelley on Dec. 7, 2014. He had been originally charged with first-degree murder.

Authorities say Kelly’s son told deputies that he and his father had gone to the barn to retrieve equipment to dislodge a vehicle that had become stuck in the mud. A probable cause affidavit says that it appeared that Foster did not recognize Kelley, when the shooting happened.


Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com



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