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Bristol man sentenced after killing his friend

Chad Couture

Last year Daniel J. Caron of Bristol was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest while in a Woodland Street driveway by his close freind.

The friend was Chad Couture.

Couture was charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter by Use of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of a Firearm.

Couture told police that he drank about half a bottle of vodka before shooting Caron.

This week Couture was sentenced to 25 years in prison, suspended after 15 years and five years probation, after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

“They were just good friends. They were good buddies. They hung out all the time, I think. They were together a lot,” said his 20-year-old daughter Nicole Caron.

 

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