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Oconto Falls man could get 6.5 years for killing friend

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) — An Oconto Falls man who was convicted of accidentally shooting and killing a friend could face 6½ years in prison.

A jury found 20-year-old Jordan J. Walker guilty last week of homicide by negligent use of a weapon. He was acquitted of a more serious charge of reckless homicide.

Walker was accused of shooting 19-year-old Shawn Dobry at a 2010 party. Prosecutors say Walker alternated loading and unloading a handgun and pointing it at friends.

Investigators say it fired at one point, killing Dobry.

The event was a going-away party for Walker, who was to leave the next day for U.S. Marine Corps boot camp.

A Green Bay Press-Gazette report quotes defense attorney Bradley Schraven as saying his client was “thankful” he was acquitted of the more serious charge.

Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

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