A Stone County, Ark. man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to the shooting death of his nephew.
The Batesville Daily Guard reports that Harvey Loosey was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in Stone County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in the January 2013 death of Joshua Loosey near Calico Rock. The charge was reduced from first-degree murder in exchange for the plea.
Harvey Loosey declined an opportunity to speak before sentencing.
Police have said Loosey previously told investigators of a land dispute and that he feared his nephew would shoot him during an encounter days before the shooting.