- Associated Press - Saturday, December 9, 2017

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Seattle man has been sentenced to over 19 years in prison for shooting a man to death near Bothell after the man tapped on his car window while he was using heroin.

The Daily Herald reports 23-year-old Jesse Ackerman was sentenced this week in Snohomish County Superior Court.

A jury found him guilty in October of second-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Ryan Osborne.

Ackerman claimed the killing was in self-defense.

Osborne died in the street outside his home in December 2016. Ackerman had been in the neighborhood using heroin with a friend and was parked outside Osborne’s house.

Osborne’s family said he was shot when he went out to ask Ackerman and his friend to leave.

The prison term imposed by Judge Millie Judge was in the mid-range under sentencing guidelines, as requested by prosecutors.


Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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