CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man has been sentenced to five years in prison for fatally shooting a neighbor who sprayed insecticide at him during an argument.
News outlets report 63-year-old Randall Douglas Woods of Clendenin was sentenced Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court for his guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter in the 2017 death of 31-year-old David Elmore Jr.
Prosecutors say Elmore and others were in a pickup truck and Woods was on an ATV in the roadway. Woods fired into the pickup, striking Elmore in the chest and a woman in the arm.
After the shooting, Woods went home and called 911.
Woods received credit for 581 days already served in jail.