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Dec 19, 11:00 AM EST

Nebraska man sentenced to prison for shooting death


PIERCE, Neb. (AP) -- A Columbus man has been sentenced to 10 to 14 years in prison for the shooting death of a Norfolk teenager in 2011.

The Norfolk Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/1AlTx50 ) that 24-year-old Daniel Hofmann was sentenced Thursday in Pierce County District Court. He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in October, when he admitted to shooting his friend, 18-year-old Wesley Kuester, in April 2011. Three other charges were dropped as part of the deal.

Authorities say Hofmann shot Kuester with a shotgun while they were playing with guns after drinking.

Hofmann had faced up to 25 years in prison.

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Information from: Norfolk Daily News, http://www.norfolkdailynews.com

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