Teen will spend up to 40 years in prison for brother’s shooting death

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JACKSON, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A judge has ordered a Jackson County teenager to up to 40 years in prison in the shooting death of his 20-year-old brother.

Our media partners at the Jackson Citizen Patriot say Circuit Judge John McBain sentenced 17-year-old Riley Spitler on Wednesday to 20 to 40 years in prison. He was convicted in January of second-degree murder in the December 2014 death of Patrick Spitler.

Authorities say Riley Spitler told detectives he pointed a handgun at his brother, took a bullet out of the chamber and said, “Let’s see if it’s your lucky day.” Spitler say he didn’t expect the gun to fire.

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