Nov 24, 2021 2:30 PM

Nebraska man sentenced to up to 60 years for fatal shooting

Posted Nov 24, 2021 2:30 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has sentenced a Lincoln man to as long as 60 years in prison for manslaughter.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports Lancaster County District Judge Jodi Nelson on Tuesday sentenced 31-year-old Ryan Long to 49 to 60 years in prison. He could be eligible for parole after 27 years.

A jury last month found Long guilty of manslaughter for fatally shooting Michael Whitemagpie in May 2020. Long was tried on a charge of first-degree murder, but the jury found that Long killed Whitemagpie without malice during a sudden quarrel.