Man gets 7 years in prison for killing son

3 years 10 months 6 days ago Tuesday, July 15 2014 Jul 15, 2014 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:27:43 PM CDT July 15, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for fatally shooting his son in a rural area of northeast Missouri.

The Quincy (Illinois) Herald-Whig reports that 46-year-old Michael Lee Phillips was sentenced Friday. He had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the August shooting death of his 22-year-old son, Jeff Chisholm, in a rural area of Pike County.

The shooting happened after Chisholm was involved in an argument with several people, including relatives, eventually resulting in a fight between father and son.

Phillips was originally charged with second-degree murder before pleading guilty to the lesser crime.

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