A Grand Rapids man acquitted in the shooting death of his uncle has been sentenced to prison for lying during the police investigation into the November 2016 murder.

A Kent County jury in late January cleared 23-year-old Cavari Brown in the shooting death of his uncle at a house on Straight Avenue south of Bridge Street NW.

He was convicted of several other charges, including perjury, drug and weapons offenses.

Kent County Circuit Court Judge George Quist sentenced Brown to between 20 and 50 years in prison for perjury under an investigative subpoena. A perjury conviction in a capital case carries a potential life sentence.

Police say Brown lied under oath during the investigation into the death of Gregory Rogers.

Brown said his uncle accidentally shot himself in the leg -- while Brown was in the other room -- which caused him to bleed to death.

Brown's attorney says he plans to appeal the conviction.

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