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Man Who Shot Teen Sentenced To Three Years In Prison
Updated June 12, 2013 6:41 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(SHELBYVILLE) - A central Indiana man who shot and killed a teenager, whom he said he mistook for a coyote, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

42-year-old Jason Bagley was sentenced Monday in Shelby County Court. He pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness charges in the December 2011 death of 17-year-old Brandon Spangler of Michigan.

Investigators say Bagley fatally shot Spangler with a rifle from about 300 yards away as the teen was preparing to play paintball with family members on a wooded part of Bagley's rural property, about 25 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

Bagley told investigators he thought he was shooting at coyotes and didn't realize there were people around.

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