- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting two men has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.

A Susquehanna County judge on Monday also sentenced Lloyd Thomas of Hallstead to eight years of probation in the February 2012 slayings of 30-year-old Joshua Rogers of New Milford and 28-year-old Gilberto Alvarez, who was from Florida and was in the area looking for work.

A jury in January found Thomas guilty of two counts of voluntary manslaughter and found him not guilty of more serious first- and third-degree murder charges.

Thomas said he was in his father’s home when he spotted the men approaching and he saw at least one of them was armed. He said he shot them out of fear.

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