The shooting was allegedly prompted by disputes including a split electric bill for a shared well, placement of a car and basketball hoop in a shared easement and the shooting of the defendant's pet rabbits.
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man convicted of fatally shooting his next door neighbor and trying to shoot the neighbor’s 16-year old son at their home has been sentenced to 66 years in prison.
The Daily News reports 59-year-old Randolph Graham, of Winlock, was sentenced Tuesday.
A jury last week found him guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, drive-by shooting, manufacture of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.
Graham, who pleaded self-defense, was accused of shooting Randy Lester four times on May 23 while he was playing basketball in his driveway with his son.
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The incident was allegedly prompted by disputes including a split electric bill for a shared well, placement of a car and basketball hoop in a shared easement and the shooting of Graham’s pet rabbits.
Graham’s lawyer said he would appeal.
Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com