Man gets 9 years for 2-by-4 killing

May 16, 2008 11:53:47 AM PDT
An Atlantic City man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for killing another man by smashing him in the head with a 2-by-4 piece of lumber. Larry Goss told a Superior Court judge Friday that he acted in self-defense in the July 2005 slaying of Christopher McDonough.

Goss says the two men had been quarreling over a drug deal gone bad.

Goss must serve 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.