A Waynesboro teen Thursday served his first day of a 50-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to shooting his best friend in the chest.|
Brian H. Henkel, 19, signed a plea agreement convicting him of firing in an occupied dwelling, thereby concluding a case that police initially said was an accidental, self-inflicted shooting before charges escalated against Henkel.
The victim, Joshua Via, 21, who now lives with Henkel’s family, said he remains “best of friends” with the man who shot him.
“There’s nothing that will change that ever,” he said. “I know that it was an accident and I don’t hold anything against him.”
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