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Florida woman gets 5 years in prison in accidental shooting

By AP | Nov 23, 2020

DAYTONA BEACH (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for what authorities say was the accidental fatal shooting of her boyfriend more than two years ago.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Saturday that a Volusia County judge imposed the sentence on 45-year-old Tammy Almond for a manslaughter conviction. She had faced up to 30 years behind bars, but her attorneys worked out a deal with prosecutors.

Authorities say Almond killed 56-year-old Darryl Wilson in June 2018 with a shotgun she had found at a home where the couple was house sitting. Almond insisted she did not realize the weapon was loaded.

Wilson’s family had wanted Almond to be sentenced to seven years in prison. Since she has spend more than two years in jail since the shooting, Almond will likely serve about two years and six months more.