CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Franklin County man has been ordered to serve 20 to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a man who had tried to rob him in his home on Christmas morning in 2013.
Mickle J. Shaffer, 55, of Fayetteville, was sentenced Wednesday. He was given credit for time served since the killing of 21-year-old Janorris Hughes.
Authorities said Hughes, on parole after serving time for burglary, was armed with a semi-automatic rifle when he tried to rob Shaffer and his house guests. One of those guests, Terry Fulton, was shot during a struggle.
After Hughes fled the home, authorities said Mickle picked up the rifle, chased Hughes behind his home, and shot him.
A jury last month found Shaffer guilty of third-degree murder.
He was found not guilty of first-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and drug charges.