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Belfast Man gets 9 Years for Friend's Death
10/04/2012 10:50 AM ET  

A judge on Wednesday sentenced 21-year-old Luke Bryant to 15 years in prison with nine years to serve, and four years' probation in connection with the shooting death of Tyler Seaney, 19.

BELFAST, Maine (AP) _ A Belfast man found guilty in August of shooting his best friend has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

The Bangor Daily News reports a judge on Wednesday sentenced 21-year-old Luke Bryant to 15 years in prison with nine years to serve, and four years' probation. He was ordered to pay more than $3,000 in restitution and forfeit the gun used to kill 19-year-old Tyler Seaney.

Prosecutors say Bryant shot Seaney in the neck with a shotgun in February 2011 in Bryant's apartment. Seaney's girlfriend told police Bryant and Seaney used to play the "scare game,'' during which they would point and dry-fire guns at each other. Bryant told police he didn't know the shotgun was loaded when he aimed it at his friend and pulled the trigger.



 

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