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Man sentenced to five years in prison for Charleston shooting

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia -

Donald Raines, 37,  was sentenced Nov. 9 to five years behind bars for the November 2011 shooting death of Jerry Baldwin. 

That was the sentence reached in a plea deal where Raines pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

The shooting followed a heated argument on Mary Street. Raines shot Baldwin several times from his porch while Baldwin approached.  

The mother of Baldwin's two sons told the judge that she believed the shooting was premeditated.

Raines, addressing the family, said he never meant to kill Baldwin. 

The maximum sentence possible was 15 years.