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Former Deputy Marshal Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For A Shooting That Left A 6-Year Old Dead And His Father Injured

Derrick Stafford was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison in connection with a shooting in which a 6-year-old boy was killed and his father was injured.

Photo Credit: Associated Press

Photo Credit: Associated Press

The 33-year-old former deputy marshal was sentenced to 40 years for manslaughter and 15 years for attempted manslaughter. The sentences will run concurrently, which means he will serve them at the same time for a total of 40 years.

He faced a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of 60 years.

A jury convicted Stafford on March 24 of manslaughter for the death of Jeremy Mardis, 6, and attempted manslaughter of his father, Christopher Few.

The shooting happened on Nov. 3, 2015.

Norris Greenhouse Jr., the other deputy marshal accused in the shooting death of Jeremy Mardis, will also have his day in court. Greenhouse’s trial is set to begin on June 12, 2017.

Source: WAFB

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