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Man sentenced to 50 years for nephew's murder

Prosecutors said he shot his nephew, Rusty George, during a family gathering in 2009. Prosecutors said he shot his nephew, Rusty George, during a family gathering in 2009.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Keith George, 39, was sentenced to 50 years in prison with credit for time already served, which was around one year. 

The District Attorney had asked the court to sentence George to life in prison. 

Prosecutors said he shot his nephew, Rusty George, during a family gathering in 2009.

Keith gave the judge a handwritten note in which he asked the judge "to give him what he thinks is fair." Then he turned to the court and said he regretted his actions, that he did not mean to harm anyone and he asked for forgiveness.

Defense attorneys had hoped to convince jurors that the shooting was in self defense.

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