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Man convicted of manslaughter in north Raleigh shooting

Posted March 26, 2011 9:56 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter Friday in the death of a man shot in his home more than a year ago.

Michael Alexander Jones, 30, of 6900 Glendower Road, was initially charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 15, 2011, death of George Devon White, 23.

A jury found him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter, along with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse.

Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens sentenced Jones to between 6½ and nearly 9 years in prison.

Police said that the slaying of White was not a random act. Jones was arrested a few blocks from his house shortly after the shooting.