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JC man gets 24 years in prison in son's accidental shooting death

BECKY CAMPBELL • Jan 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

A Johnson City man will spend the next 24 years in prison for convictions related to his son’s accidental shooting two years ago, a judge ruled Tuesday.

But Christopher Mitchell won’t get out of prison after he serves that sentence because a 15-year federal prison term is waiting on him as well.

Mitchell, 30, was convicted in November of criminally negligent homicide and felony reckless endangerment in his 2-year-old son Jacob’s shooting death. Jacob apparently was able to get his hands on his father’s handgun in the hotel room where the family was living Jan. 11, 2009.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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