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Teen sentenced in slaying

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson teenager has been sentenced to five years in prison in the 2008 shooting death of another youth.

17-year-old Clayton White was sentenced this past week to 15 years with 10 years suspended. White pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge after initially being charged with murder in the March death of 15-year-old Jerry Lumpkin Jr.

White also will serve five years' probation after his release.

Authorities say White and Lumpkin had been friends. Prosecutors say White didn't deny shooting Lumpkin but says it was an accident.

Lumpkin was found in the driveway of a vacant house. Police say Lumpkin was shot once in the chest.

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