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Man who fatally shot brother sentenced to 15 years in prison

February 2, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for fatally shooting his brother has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jeremy Eischens was charged in July 2017, after he brought his 24-year-old brother, Brandon Eischens, to the emergency room with gunshot wounds.

Eischens initially said his brother had been shot in a drive-by shooting, but later admitted that he accidentally shot him. Police say Jeremy was drunk and high on marijuana at the time of the shooting.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that more than a dozen friends and family members attended Friday’s sentencing. The parents of the two men, Daryl and Cindy Eischens, said in a letter to the court asking for mercy that they’ve lost one son and could not bear to lose another.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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