March 24 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon — An Oregon man convicted in a deadly shooting in Portland's Old Town was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
On Thursday, Thomas Dorris pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Back in June 2016, Dorris was found guilty of shooting 50-year-old Chester Newborn in the neck during a drug deal.
His attorney Tony Schwartz says Newborn had taken money from Dorris for methamphetamine, but did not deliver the methamphetamines.
Dorris then fired three times after he saw Newborn reach to the ground to grab what he thought was a pipe.
Prosecutors say the shooting was not in self-defense and there weren't any witnesses to confirm Dorris' story.