Wendell man pleads guilty in teen shooting

Robert Furey appears in court

July 12, 2013 8:11:19 AM PDT
Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle says a Wendell man has pleaded guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy.

Judge Thomas Lock sentenced Robert Furey to a minimum of 13 months and a maximum of 25 months in prison for the shooting of Nick Exley.

Furey told investigators he was showing Exley and another friend a rifle when it went off, hitting the teen in December.

Doyle said the shooting was clearly not intentional, but Furey was negligent.

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