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3/23/2014 6:00:00 AM
Kingman shooter's sentence: 5 years
Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris

KINGMAN - The Kingman man who shot his roommate in a 2012 dispute was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday.

The five-year term was the minimum that Matthew Alan Morris, 32, could have received. Judge Derek Carlisle could have sentenced Morris to a maximum of seven and a half years in prison.

Following last month's verdict, defense attorney Ron Gilleo said the jury didn't believe Morris shot his roommate in the shoulder in self-defense despite reports that the victim allegedly engaged in escalating aggression before Morris shot him.

The Sept. 23, 2012 argument was about money and the payment of bills.

A Mohave County jury convicted Morris of aggravated assault with use of a deadly weapon in a verdict delivered Feb. 20. Jurors were hung on a second charge of misconduct involving a weapon.

Judge Derek Carlisle gave Morris credit for the 104 days he was in the Mohave County jail prior to his sentencing hearing.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Article comment by: Nancy Armendariz

So wrong he did not deserve so many years

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