- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man will spend 20 to 40 years in prison for shooting a man who was dating his estranged wife.

An Allegheny County judge sentenced 27-year-old James Husok on Thursday. The McKeesport man was convicted by a jury in October on charges including third-degree murder, evidence-tampering and possessing an instrument of crime.

Authorities say Husok told investigators his estranged wife called him crying from a bar in September 2015, saying she and 27-year-old Michael Welsh had been fighting.

Officials said Husok went looking for Welsh and found him in an alley a few blocks away from his McKeesport home. Husok claimed he fired after Welsh appeared to reach for something.

But prosecutors say Husok wasn’t acting in self-defense because he left his home to seek Welsh.

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