Man Sentenced In Shooting Death Of Brother-In-Law

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A man will serve eight years in prison for killing his brother-in-law during a confrontation last February.

Stark County Common Pleas Judge Richard Reinbold on Monday sentenced Robin Arlt to five years for involuntary manslaughter and three years on a gun charge.

Robert McAllister came to the Arlt's home in Jackson Township demanding some items he had stored there and a fight broke out.

Arlt retrieved a rifle from an upstairs room and shot McAllister, who died from his wounds three months later.

During the trial, Arlt's wife, Jeanne, testified on her husband's behalf, describing her brother as ill-tempered and violent. She said her husband was afraid of him.

Arlt originally was charged with murder, but the jury opted to convict him of the lesser charge. The jury dismissed a charge of felonious assault against Arlt for wounding his wife in the arm during the shooting.

As he was taken away, Arlt called out "love you all" to family members in the court gallery.

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