NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – A Natchez-area teenager has been sentenced to five years behind bars following a game of Russian roulette that ended in the death of another teen.
The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/2ksMGXm ) reports that 18-year-old Jeffery Lindell Blanton was sentenced Monday after previously pleading guilty in connection with the December 2015 death of 17-year-old Justin Williams Jr.
Police said a group of juveniles were playing dominoes that night when Blanton started playing with a revolver, placing a single bullet in the cylinder and spinning it to play a game of Russian roulette.
Blanton fired the gun at Williams, who was hit in the hand and chest. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Prior to Blanton’s plea to the manslaughter charge, the teenager had been indicted on a charge of second-degree murder.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/