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Man sentenced for Lapoint shooting, murder

Posted: 11:22 AM, Jun 01, 2012
Updated: 2012-06-01 13:22:49-04
Man sentenced for Lapoint shooting, murder

A Duchesne County man was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for shooting and killing a man on Friday.

On Wednesday, 24-year-old Bruce Silva pleaded guilty to first degree murder and second degree aggravated assault.

The incident happened last June at a home in Lapoint, Utah.  Silva and his brothers and friends went to the house to settle a dispute.

Once there, Silva was handed a gun and he allegedly shot at a group of people standing on the porch of the home.

James Carey, 25, was killed and Jared Hurley, 24, was injured by gunshot wounds.

As part of a plea agreement, the 8th District Court Judge dismissed seven other charges against Silva.