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Man gets 75 years in prison for fatal shooting

November 16, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for fatally shooting a 31-year-old man at an apartment complex.

The Delaware News Journal reports that 32-year-old Reginald Waters professed his innocence before a judge sentenced him on Friday for the February 2016 killing of Clifton Thompson.

Waters told the judge that he didn’t know Thompson, who was shot and killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Ogletown.

Prosecutors had pursued first-degree murder charges against Waters, but Judge Andrea Rocanelli convicted him of the lesser offense of manslaughter.

Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Waters as a habitual offender for his past felony convictions, increasing the minimum sentence that he faced.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com