Wash. man gets 13 years in death of daughter, 6

AP News
Posted: Dec 01, 2009 11:27 PM

A Washington state man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison in the fatal shooting of his 6-year-old daughter.

Richard Peters of Marysville was convicted last month of first-degree manslaughter in the Nov. 16, 2008, death of Stormy Peters. She was shot between the eyes at the family home.

Prosecutors said the 40-year-old man was drunk when he had Stormy get him a loaded gun from a bedroom nightstand. Peters maintained the .45-caliber Colt discharged accidentally.

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Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes sentenced Peters on Tuesday, saying the shooting was preventable. Defense lawyer Karen Halverson says Peters plans to appeal his conviction.


Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com