Lufkin man gets 15 years for oil patch killing

Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 16:13 - Written by

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced in Williston to 15 years in prison for killing a man and wounding another at an oil patch worker camp.

Victor Lamont, of Lufkin, in August 2012 shot and killed Gerald Schild of Katy, Texas, and shot and wounded Travis Lomax, of Fort Smith, Ark., at Tioga.

The Williston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1hUwgzr ) Lamont pleaded guilty to felony charges of manslaughter, reckless endangerment and two counts of terrorizing.

Besides the 15 years in prison, he must pay more than $6,000 in fines, medical expenses and funeral expenses.

A lawyer says the charges were reduced because Lamont was drunk and the slaying was not premeditated.

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Information from: Williston Herald,http://www.willistonherald.com