Man sentenced after pleading guilty to accidently shooting teen

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SHELBY COUNTY, Ind.—A Shelbyville man was sentenced Monday to serve three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges against him in April.

Jason Bagley pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class C felony, in connection with the December 2011 death of 17-year-old Brandon Spangler.

Bagley told authorities he thought the teenager, who was playing paintball with his father and siblings on Bagley’s property, was a coyote and accidentally shot him.

Authorities said Spangler and his family members had permission to be on Bagley’s property at the time of the shooting.

Photo: Brandon Spangler

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