Local man sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter

In May, Adeviante Russ was found guilty of manslaughter in the April 2017 shooting death of Gerald Smith, 25, at the Macedonia Garden Apartments. (WJHG/WECP)

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Bay County man has been sentenced to prison for manslaughter.

In May, Adeviante Russ was found guilty of manslaughter in the April 2017 shooting death of Gerald Smith, 25, at the Macedonia Garden Apartments.

Russ, who was 17 at the time, shot Smith several times in the torso during a dispute. Smith later died at the hospital.

Russ was sentenced to 25 years on Thursday.

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