7 years, 3 months in prison ordered in 2013 Leavenworth shooting death


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LEAVENWORTH, Kansas — A rural Leavenworth man has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for the shooting death of another man in 2013.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1EAebCS ) reports that 49-year-old Jeffery Allen Sifford, of Leavenworth, was sentenced Friday for voluntary manslaughter in the death of 58-year-old Richard Eugene Luse. Sifford also was sentenced on charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia

A witness saw Luse and Sifford struggling over a gun inside a trailer. Sifford's attorney said that at the time of the shooting, Sifford believed Luse was going to hurt him.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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