MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man who shot and killed another man during a fight over a $100 debt is now headed to state prison. Damian Ashley had been scheduled to stand trial Monday on homicide charges stemming from the death of 28-year-old Wyatt Gaza.
But the 29-year-old McKeesport man instead pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and two weapons charges in a plea deal with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.READ MORE: Unofficial Returns Due Tuesday Night In Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate Primary Race
Authorities say Ashley and Gaza were fighting over a $100 debt and both men fired shots at each other in October 2017. Gaza died at the scene, while Ashley was treated at a hospital for wounds to his back and calf.READ MORE: Student At Coatesville Area Senior High School Stabbed During Fight, School District Says
Ashley will have to serve between 7.5 and 20 years under the sentence imposed Monday.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Of Employee At 30th Street Station: Police
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