LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Louisville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy, who was injured as he and other children were playing a game of ringing doorbells and running away.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/OejE7v ) reports 57-year-old Michael Bishop entered an Alford plea in the case, meaning he didn't admit guilt but acknowledged sufficient evidence to convict him. He apologized during the hearing Thursday.
Police said Jacob Eberle was shot in the back on June 13, 2011, when Bishop came onto his porch with a shotgun and fired at the children. The boy was hospitalized for several days.
Bishop told police he heard a noise outside and was "scared and confused" as he grabbed the shotgun, hoping to scare away what he thought was a burglar.