THE GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED: Father Pleads Guilty to Fatally Shooting Daughter
Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman said prosecutors and East Lampeter police agreed with the proposed resolution.
The charges Davis pleaded guilty to —involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child — carried a potential maximum jail time of 15 years.
Conrad said sentencing guidelines suggested nine months in jail, but that mitigating or aggravating circumstances would could erase or double the suggested time.
Conrad cited Davis’ lack of criminal history, his steady work, family and faith in seeking a probationary sentence.
Besides the probation, Reinaker ordered Davis to complete 250 hours of community service and pay the costs of prosecution. He can also never own a gun again — and does not want to, Conrad said.