Pennsylvania man sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in fatal shooting of friend at party


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ERIE, Pennsylvania — A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in county jail in the shooting death of a childhood friend at a party.

The Erie Times-News ( reports Judge Robert Sambroak Jr. considered 24-year-old Aladin Jojic's remorse and the freak nature of the killing as he sentenced him Wednesday.

Prosecutors had asked for 15 to 30 months in state prison.

Jojic said he'd been drinking and didn't think the gun was loaded when it fired at 23-year-old Abram Sorek last April.

Jojic pleaded no contest in December to a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge.

Sambroak says Jojic, who's had previous underage drinking and DUI arrests, must perform 240 hours of community service and pay $11,000 in funeral costs.

He could be eligible for work release after six months.

Information from: Erie Times-News,

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