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Correction: Fatal Shooting-Springfield story

February 14, 2018

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — In a story Feb. 13 about the jury verdict in the trial of a man charged with shooting another man to death, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charge. Gregory Smith was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, not involuntary manslaughter.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Vermont man convicted of manslaughter in 2015 shooting

A Vermont man who had been on trial for killing a man in 2015 has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who had been on trial for killing a man in the spring of 2015 has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

WCAX-TV reports the jury reached the verdict Tuesday in the case of 32-year-old Gregory Smith. Jurors were unable to reach agreement on the more serious charge of second-degree murder.

Police say the shooting happened after the victim, 37-year-old Wesley Wing, allegedly called Smith’s girlfriend a heroin addict and told her to get her drugs out of the neighborhood.

Prosecutors say Wing was shot five times.

Defense attorneys claimed the shooting was in self-defense. Prosecutors called it an “execution.”

Manslaughter carries a potential sentence of up to 15-years in prison.

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