Created on Thursday, 04 August 2011 05:47
A man who was sentenced from 10 to 25 years in connection with shooting a hunter is appealing his sentence. 49-year-old, David Manilla turned himself in to authorities after shooting a hunter on a piece of land he owns in Richland Township, bucks county on November 10th of last. Manilla contended that the incident was an accident, but failed to immediately report the shooting. Manilla was not only prohibited from owning firearms, due to prior brushes with the law, but the rifle he fired when he killed 52-year-old Barry Groh is prohibited in use for hunting. Groh, a father of two, was from Quakertown. Manilla’s new attorney, Norris Gelman filed an appeal with the state supreme court. Its not known what the appeal deals with in the case, but bucks county chief deputy district attorney, Robert James says, the appeal is focusing on Manilla’s sentence. The Bucks County D-D-D-A’s office and FBI are trying to determine how Manilla obtained 100 guns. On July 8th, Manilla pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and related charges.