St. Marys man convicted in New Year’s Day murder

Pottawatomie County, (AP) – A St. Marys man has been convicted of unintentional second-degree murder in the New Year’s day shooting death of a friend.

Pottawatomie County jurors returned the guilty verdict Thursday.

Pablo Gonzalez, 22, is scheduled to be sentenced September 25th for the killing of Levi Bishop, 24, of Rossville.

Bishop was a passenger in a vehicle with Gonzalez and was found dead inside it from a gunshot wound.

The defense described what happened as an accident.

Gonzalez testified that he had put a gun to his own head, thinking it was unloaded.

He said Bishop told him not to, but he turned the gun on bishop, saying it wasn’t loaded and pulled the trigger.

 

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