Man gets 18 months for accidental shooting

by name Newspaper - Published: December 19, 2013 | 6:25 pm

A 25-year-old man was sentenced Thursday in an accidental shooting that killed a man at a Colorado Springs hotel.

Billie Thomas Allen was ordered to serve 18 months in jail in the February death of 29-year-old Justin Dore at a Days Inn on Rusina Road.

A jury convicted Allen of reckless manslaughter at an October trial after hearing testimony that both Allen and Dore were high on methamphetamine when a gun went off while Allen was handling it.

Manslaughter carries a normal presumptive range of up six years in prison.

Allen was arrested a day after the shooting after turning himself over to authorities in Canon City police said.

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