Man Sentenced In Shooting Death of Child

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 11:11 AM
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A Zanesville man has been sentenced in the shooting death of a local child. Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Michael Martin III to seven years behind bars on one count of wreckless homicide with a gun specification, one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification and discharging a firearm over a public roadway. Martin was randomly shooting his gun into an alley near Sheridan Street while Michael Derwacter was riding his bike in the area. Derwacter died of a gunshot wound to the head.

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