Correction: Fatal Shooting-Springfield story
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.