LINCOLN, Kan. (AP) — The son of a Kansas sheriff was convicted of unintentional second-degree murder in the death of a man he considered his best friend.
A Lincoln County jury convicted 34-year-old Scott Weigel Thursday in the September 2013 shooting death of 21-year-old Keith Ancell.
The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1yxX11z ) the shooting occurred in downtown Lincoln after a night of drinking and socializing. Prosecutors argued that Ancell was shot when he refused to get into a vehicle with friends because Weigel was pointing a gun at him.
Weigel is the son of Lincoln County Sheriff Mike Weigel.
He has been in jail since the shooting.
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