- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - A Louisiana man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a southern Indiana man during a scuffle has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Fifty-four-year-old Claude G. Arender of Coushatta (kuh-SHAT’-uh), Louisiana was sentenced Wednesday after a Gibson County judge accepted his guilty plea to a voluntary manslaughter charge.

In exchange, prosecutors dismissed a murder charge he had faced in the fatal June shooting of 21-year-old Raheim Bright of Vincennes.

Arender faces 10 years of probation following his release from prison.

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports (https://bit.ly/1C4O41J ) that Arender admitted that he intentionally killed Bright “in sudden heat” June 20 as Bright was involved in a scuffle with Arender’s son in Princeton.

Police say Bright died from a gunshot wound to the head.


Information from: Princeton Daily Clarion, https://www.tristate-media.com/pdclarion

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