RIVERSIDE, Mo. (AP) A 34-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting a friend to death during a Super Bowl party.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1afuC5z ) that Joshua W. Bailey pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Joshua Anderson of Riverside. He also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a weapon, unlawfully discharging a firearm while intoxicated and armed criminal action.

Investigators say Bailey was drinking and smoking marijuana at the Super Bowl party in February when he took out a handgun to show his guests. He reportedly thought the gun was empty when he fired it, hitting Anderson in the head.

Bailey was not allowed to have a firearm because of a previous conviction for possessing a controlled substance.

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