HERMANN, Mo. (KMOX)-The Owensville, Mo. man who accidentally shot and killed a three-year-old girl two years ago, has been given a three-year suspended prison sentence, and placed on five years probation.
48-year-old Joseph Novak was found guilty in May of second degree manslaughter in the death of Allison Schneider.
Novak was shooting his pistol at a target next to his home in November of 2009, when a 9mm round travelled across a field, through a grove of trees and hit the girl, 365 yards away, in the head.
Investigators say Schneider was looking at livestock with two others when she fell to the ground.
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