Gibson County man takes lesser plea, gets 25 years

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A Gibson County man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, accused of fatally shooting a man who police believe killed his father.

According to The Jackson Sun, 33-year-old Don Taylor entered the plea Tuesday, avoiding prosecution on a first-degree murder charge. Defense attorney Mark Donahoe said his client pleaded to second-degree murder to get out of prison during his lifetime. He was sentenced to 25 years.

Taylor was charged in the fatal shooting of Darnell Gentry three years ago.

Police have said Gentry killed Taylor's father, Larry Taylor, in 1990.

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