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Man Accused Of Nephew's Death To Spend Time In Prison

Posted March 29, 2004 4:18 a.m. EST

— An Orange County man who shot his nephew will spend at least seven years in prison.

Lashanta Fearrington recently pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say on Christmas Eve 2002, Fearrington was struggling over a gun with his mother's boyfriend when it went off.

A stray bullet hit his 18-month-old nephew, Measha, in the head, killing him.