O’Connor’s sentencing delayed | TahoeDailyTribune.com

O’Connor’s sentencing delayed

Susan Wood

Sentencing for a 24-year-old man convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing a local teen was delayed until Oct. 1.

Judge Terrence Finney set the new date in El Dorado County Superior Court Friday, with prosecutors and Thomas O’Connor’s defense attorney agreeing to wait for presiding Judge Suzanne Kingsbury’s return. Kingsbury was the trial judge.

A month ago, a jury found O’Connor guilty for fatally shooting 16-year-old Brad Parent while playing with a gun issued by High Sierra Patrol. However, the panel decided the incident was unintentional.

O’Connor faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison. He has remained in custody at the El Dorado County Jail at South Lake Tahoe since he shot Parent in the heart and lung February 2000.

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