- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A 45-year-old Rochester man has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for killing a bystander while shooting at a neighbor in a dispute involving repairs from a minor car crash.

Eric Clay was convicted in August of second-degree murder, attempted murder, weapon possession and menacing. He was sentenced to prison on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Clay and a neighbor argued last November over payment for repairs from a minor car crash. Clay fired a shotgun at Jack Crowder but missed and hit his brother, 25-year-old Justin Crowder, killing him.

Assistant Monroe County District Attorney Cassie Kocher said Clay’s violent behavior demonstrates a lack of regard for others.



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