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Man gets 5 years in prison for accidental shooting death of hunter

He will be eligible for parole after five years in prison.
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BELLAIRE, Mich. — A Michigan hunter convicted of killing another hunter on the first day of the 2018 deer season was sentenced Monday to at least five years in prison.

David Barber of Gaylord was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter and a gun offense, about a month after a jury convicted him in Antrim County.

Investigators say Barber believed he had shot a deer but instead struck Justin Beutel, who was found slumped over a deer.

Barber will be eligible for parole after five years in prison.   

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