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October 18, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Ohio judge sentences man for shooting
(2008-09-17)
(WOUB) - A judge in southern Ohio has sentenced a man to four years in prison for shooting and killing a teenager who
stole a bale of straw.

Thirty-six-year-old Eric Whisman apologized in Scioto County Common Pleas Court yesterday, but that didn'tsatisfy the father of 17-year-old Nathaniel Kennedy. Roger Kennedy said after the hearing in Portsmouth that the citizens did not see justice done.

Whisman worked as a caretaker at a shooting club. According tohis lawyer, he meant to fire warning shots and didn't intend to hurt anyone when he saw Nathaniel Kennedy and another teen load the bale into a pickup truck on Oct. 14. The straw was worth less than
$5.

Last month, Whisman pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and
other charges.
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