A 48-year-old Cornettsville man has pleaded guilty to firing a handgun backward, resulting in the death of a Blackey man.
An argument occurred March 16, 2014 on Boothill Road, near William H. Banks’s residence after Milburn Wayne Glover, of 680 Puncheon Camp Road, arrived at the scene and began arguing with Banks and David Clayton Richie. The verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation and Glover produced a firearm and fired a single shot, fatally wounding Richie, according to a state police news release.
Glover was sentenced Tuesday in Letcher Circuit Court to ten years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000 for an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter, and five years imprisonment and a fine of $5,000 for first-degree wanton endangerment. Glover must serve one year in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun concurrently with the convictions on the other charges. The other two sentences will be probated under maximum supervision for five years and until all restitution, court costs and fines are paid.
As part of the plea deal, the firearm is to be forfeited to the Kentucky State Police. Glover has been ordered to reimburse Richie’s parents $8,265 for Richie’s funeral and headstone expenses. Glover owes $130 in court costs.