Man sentenced in Morgan County shooting

(VERSAILLES, Mo., AP) — A central Missouri man was sentenced to six years in prison for the shooting death of another man in July 2010.

Sixty-one-year-old James Wager of Stover was sentenced Thursday for involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of 39-year-old Nathan Walker of Ivy Bend.

Wager had been originally charged with first-degree murder.

Investigators say Wager drove to Walker’s home and the two men began arguing. When Walker reached for a gun in his car, Wager grabbed it first and fired once.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports ( deputies said Wager told them the two men had been feuding because Wager believed Walker had burglarized his home and the homes of several friends

Posted by on December 13, 2013. Filed under Missouri News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>