Man sentenced to 20 years in shooting death of country musician



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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — A man convicted in the shooting death of country musician Wayne Mills has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Nashville judge.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1HxJqiy ) reports Chris Ferrell will not be eligible for any reduction of the 20-year term given by Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier on Friday.

Ferrell shot Mills in 2013 after a concert. The two had been drinking with others at Ferrell's now-defunct downtown bar.

Court testimony showed they began fighting about Mills smoking inside the bar and Mills threatened to kill Ferrell. Ferrell grabbed a gun from the bar and fired three shots. One round hit Mills in the back of the head.

A jury convicted Ferrell of second-degree murder.

Ferrell's attorney plans to appeal the case and file a motion for a new trial.


Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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