JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A Murfreesboro man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of a convenience store security guard.
Madison County Circuit Judge David Hayes on Friday handed the sentence down to 21-year-old Roger McPherson. The Jackson Sun reported (http://bit.ly/O2yDA0 ) that Hayes gave McPherson credit for the 18 months he spent in custody while awaiting trial.
A jury found McPherson guilty of voluntary manslaughter in May in the 2010 death of Michael Bell of Jackson, who worked at the Lane Express Mart.
McPherson must serve 30% of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole..
After a confrontation, police say McPherson shot at Bell four times, striking him twice. Bell was pronounced dead at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
McPherson was arrested on Nov. 5, 2010.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com