MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for fatally shooting another man during an argument over how close one had parked to the other.
Sixty-one-year-old Harry Ray Coleman, who was convicted in July of second-degree murder, was sentenced Friday.
The fight started when 52-year-old Robert Schwerin became upset because Coleman's Hummer was parked close to his GMC Yukon.
According to court testimony, Schwerin and Coleman's wife then exchanged insults and profanities. Schwerin's son, Colt, testified that Coleman's wife poked his father in the chest and taunted him.
Colt Schwerin said Harry Coleman became enraged when his father nudged Katheryn Coleman aside, and then shot his father in the chest.
Harry Coleman had testified that he fired because he feared for his and his wife's safety.