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Wendell man convicted in 2008 shooting death

Posted March 21, 2011

— A Wendell man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2008 shooting death near Clayton.

A jury last week found Michael Sistler, 42, guilty of first-degree murder in the Dec. 29, 2008, death of Richard Charlton.

Charlton was at his home on Castleberry Road with his girlfriend when Sistler barged in with a gun, and the two men exchanged fire, authorities said. Sistler was the former boyfriend of Charlton's girlfriend.


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  • tinadement Mar 22, 2011

    Well, if you knew him you would be heart broken and I hope nothing like this happens to anyone you know

  • braddavis Mar 22, 2011

    I haven't a woman yet worth spending the rest of my life in prison over.....clown should've stayed at home to start with.

  • prn13norm Mar 21, 2011

    Costly piece for both men

  • loyalgirl1111 Mar 21, 2011

    It is not a matter of being a good guy or a bad guy.
    We are responsible for our actions.
    There are consequesnces for all of us, even if it is an accident.
    Life is not fair...

  • tinahinnant Mar 21, 2011

    He is not a bad guy at all! I agree w/you Hater 100%. I hope they appeal that. He does not deserve that harsh of a sentence. He has a great heart and all the facts are not known, people just go by what they read.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Mar 21, 2011

    He isn't a bad guy. He left the house when a gun got pulled on him and came back with a gun. He in turn got shot and then killed the other man after being shot. It was a bad decision on his part to go onto someone else's property.

  • They call me CATMAN Mar 21, 2011

    One More bad guy off the streets.