Vessels, a father of five, apologized at his sentencing hearing Friday, saying he never meant for Kinard to die and that "things just got out of hand."
According to testimony, Vessels had been in a long-running dispute with Kinard and several other people and had a confrontation with the group. Vessels said they threatened him with guns and knives. When the group returned later in the evening, Vessels ran and grabbed a handgun, then fired five shots as he emerged from around a corner. Kinard was shot in the head and died several days later.
Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com
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