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Landlord pleads guilty in tenant's death

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An elderly western Alabama man will spend 15 years on probation after he pleaded guilty in the death of his former tenant.
81-year-old landlord, Matthew Barnes, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week in the death of 41-year-old Dawn Brewer.
Authorities said Barnes was in the process of evicting Brewer when she threatened to kill him. According to court records, Barnes shot at Brewer after she threw a hammer at him in April of 2011. He spent a week in jail after his arrest.
Barnes has been ordered to serve 14 years and five months on probation and submit to random drug screening. He's also prohibited from consuming alcohol or owning firearms.

 

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