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.
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