Teen gets five years after fatal game of Russian roulette

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino (photo digitally altered)

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – A Natchez-area teenager has been sentenced to five years behind bars following a game of Russian roulette that ended in the death of another teen.

The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/2ksMGXm ) reports that 18-year-old Jeffery Lindell Blanton was sentenced Monday after previously pleading guilty in connection with the December 2015 death of 17-year-old Justin Williams Jr.

Police said a group of juveniles were playing dominoes that night when Blanton started playing with a revolver, placing a single bullet in the cylinder and spinning it to play a game of Russian roulette.

Blanton fired the gun at Williams, who was hit in the hand and chest. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Prior to Blanton’s plea to the manslaughter charge, the teenager had been indicted on a charge of second-degree murder.


Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/


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