EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girlfriend's Husband In Scioto County
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 23, 2013 3:39 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013 3:53 PM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
A Scioto County man has been found guilty of shooting and killing his girlfriend's estranged husband.
Jeffrey Waller, 25, Lucasville was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison on Tuesday. Waller was found guilty of murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of a deadly ordnance.
James Thurman, 33, of Lucasville died after being shot in the stomach with a sawed-off shotgun in August 2012.
The Scioto County Prosecutor's Office said Thurman was visiting his three children at the trailer that his wife and her boyfriend, Waller, lived in. Prosecutors said there was a fight between the two men and Thurman allegedly kicked Waller in the head. Waller then shot Thurman in the stomach. He was life-flighted to Cabell Huntington Hospital and later died.
The children were inside the trailer at the time of the shooting. Prosecutors said the eldest child testified during the trial. Family members currently have the children in counseling.
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