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NAU Shooter sentenced to 6-years in prison

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Steven Jones is sentenced to five-years in prison for killing an NAU student in October of 2015

Steven Jones pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly 2015 shooting at Northern Arizona University will serve up to six-years in prison.

On Tuesday a judge sentenced Steven Jones to six-years in prison on manslaughter charges, plus five-years for aggravated assault. He will serve his sentences concurrently.

Jones shot and killed Colin Brough during a dispute near the NAU campus in October of 2015. He wounded three other men; Nicholas Piring, Nick Prato, and Kyle Zientek. Jones contended he fired in self-defense, but struck a plea deal with prosecutors rather than face a second-degree murder conviction.

The judge also ordered Jones to pay $100,000 restitution to Brough's family and the surviving victims. Jones must serve at least five-years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

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