- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man charged in the shooting death of a man in northwest Oregon has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

KPTV-TV reported (https://bit.ly/2iRc1FA ) Thursday that Kirk Avila was sentenced after pleading no contest to criminally negligent homicide and felon in possession of a firearm.

Avila had initially faced a murder charge in connection with Jesse Depue’s 2015 death, but he agreed to plead no contest to the reduced charges earlier this month.

Police say the fatal shooting took place at Avila’s home in Vernonia and that the two men may have gotten into an argument before the fatal gunshot was fired.

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Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/


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