Man sentenced for accidental New Year’s Eve shooting in Youngstown

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Investigators said people were drinking and firing guns in the backyard when a man was shot

Emilio Estrada Benitez of Youngstown, is charged with negligent homicide

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man will spend 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in Youngstown.

Emilio Estrada Benitez was charged with the shooting death of 33-year-old Jose Jaurejui during a New Year’s Eve party in 2017.

Investigators said several people were drinking and firing guns in the backyard when Jaurejui was shot.

They said Benitez accidentally shot Jaurejui twice, killing him.

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