Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
Decatur, IL – (Effingham Radio) – An 18-year-old is avoiding prison for the shooting death of his two-year-old nephew.
A judge in Decatur yesterday sentenced Zachary Pherigo to two years of probation.
Pherigo told police that he was playing cops and robbers with the little boy last October when his gun went off.
Pherigo pleaded guilty to manslaughter and weapons charges in March, he was given credit for the 235 days he spent in Macon County jail.