Charles Shisler is Sentenced to 14 Years

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PANAMA CITY-- In June 2014, Charles Shisler was standing in the yard of his Panama City home when he fired a gun.

The bullet traveled through a glass door and hit his neighbor, Justin Ayers, who was celebrating the birth of his child.

"He will never know in his lifetime how much Justin truly loved him," said father of Justin Ayers, Steven Ayers. "He will go through life with that hole. And you, and only you, are responsible for that."

Friday, Shisler plead guilty to manslaughter by firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of methampetamine.

"I'm very sorry," said Shisler. "I wish this never happened."

Shisler wasn't the only one who had the chance to speak out.

"You say it was an accident, but you and only you are responsible for the way you chose to live your life," said Steven Ayers. "You shot a gun that ended the life of a truly wonderful and talented young man, my son."

"I lost my husband, my best friend, my music partner, my soulmate, father of my son and the love of my life in an instant, and I never even had a chance to say goodbye," said widow, Jessica Ayers.

"I hope that there are times when you think about us, and you think about Justin, because that's all we got left," said Justin Ayers father-in-law, Bill Henson.

Judge Michael Overstreet sentenced Shisler to 14 years in prison on the first two counts, and five on the last.

"Life is about choices, you and only you are responsible for that," said Steven Ayers.

Justin Ayers son is now 10 months old.

Shisler's prison terms are to be served concurrently.