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Last week, a Briceville man pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in a 2010 shooting that left his neighbor dead.
Larry Joshua Ramsey, 39, shot Bobby Allen Turpin, 46, during an argument in front of Ramsey’s house on New River Highway on April 14, 2010. The argument stemmed from Turpin accusing Ramsey’s then-11-year-old son of stealing a pocketknife.
Ramsey grabbed his pistol before going outside to confront Turpin, and at some point during the argument shot and killed him. Turpin died at the scene, and Ramsey has been in custody ever since.
He was sentenced to 12 years behind bars for the manslaughter plea and four years on the assault plea, to be served concurrently. Ramsey was given credit for time already served. He was also ordered to pay $5,680 in restitution to the state’s Division of Claims Administration.
Ramsey will have to serve at least 45 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole due to his prior criminal history.
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