Clendenin man gets 5 years in fatal shooting of neighbor

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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.

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