Ohioan gets life in prison for killing grandfather

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CIRCLEVILLE (AP) — A 30-year-old Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting his grandfather in the face has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Shaun Lawson was sentenced Wednesday in Pickaway County court.

Prosecutors say Lawson went to his grandfather’s rural home March 29 to steal guns and admitted he would have killed his own father, too, if he’d been there.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the judge told Lawson that his well-loved grandfather didn’t deserve such a grandson.

Lawson said he’d take back his actions if he could and asked to be hospitalized to get help. His attorney told the court Lawson has had bipolar disorder, depression and anti-social personality disorder.

Three others face trial in the case. A fifth defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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