Man sentenced in Morgan County shooting

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(VERSAILLES, Mo., AP) — A central Missouri man was sentenced to six years in prison for the shooting death of another man in July 2010.
Sixty-one-year-old James Wager of Stover was sentenced Thursday for involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of 39-year-old Nathan Walker of Ivy Bend.
Wager had been originally charged with first-degree murder.
Investigators say Wager drove to Walker’s home and the two men began arguing. When Walker reached for a gun in his car, Wager grabbed it first and fired once.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports ( deputies said Wager told them the two men had been feuding because Wager believed Walker had burglarized his home and the homes of several friends