The Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus reported Tuesday that Benjamin Diontae Brantley was sentenced to 15 years in the March 2012 death of 16-year-old Kayla Castro.
Authorities have said Castro was shot in her chest at close range with a sawed-off shotgun inside Brantley's home. Brantley was 18 at the time of Castro's death and will spend nine years in prison and the rest of his sentence on probation. Brantley is being credited with time served.
Investigators have said Brantley told them the shooting was accidental, but police who testified in court said they examined the weapon and determined there was no way it accidentally discharged.
Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com
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