An Onalaska man who shot and killed a man who he thought was going to rob him will spend more than five years in prison.
Lewis County Judge Nelson Hunt sentenced Ronald Brady to the maximum possible sentence, 63 months.
A jury found Brady guilty of manslaughter last month.
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Brady shot and killed Thomas McKenzie in the middle of the night April 19, 2010.
Police said McKenzie and his wife came to rob the house.
Brady had been robbed repeatedly prior to the shooting.
That night he waited in his garage with a loaded rifle and when the McKenzies came up his driveway, Brady began shooting.
He shot at their car first, and when the couple pointed flashlights at Brady, he shot and killed McKenzie.
Sorry, folks, but you don’t preemptively start shooting. Wait until they are kicking in the door or trying to cart off items from you yard.
Then give them both barrels.