Kyle Tackett sentenced in brother-in-law's death
Last Updated: 117 days ago
NEW CASTLE, Ind. - A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for the shooting death of his brother-in-law that he says was an accident.
A Henry County judge ordered the sentence Thursday for 23-year-old Kyle Tackett in the April death of 18-year-old James Daniels in New Castle. Tackett pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, with prosecutors dropping murder charges against him.
Tackett tearfully told the judge the shooting happened when he held what he thought was an unloaded handgun. Authorities say Daniels was shot in the neck in the bathroom of a home he shared with his sister and Tackett, The Star Press reported.
Tackett told the judge he never wants to hold another gun as the prosecutor asked for the handgun used in the shooting be destroyed.
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